. On this day in 1965 – February 20th – NASA's Ranger 8 ended its mission by a crash landing on the Moon.
Ranger 8 was the first NASA spacecraft to take high resolution close-up images of the Moon's surface. Before its own mission ended, it transmitted over 7000 images, intended to help choose landing sites for Apollo missions.
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!