Launch of the Ranger 7 probe to the Moon

Launch of the Ranger 7 probe to the Moon

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Ranger 7 mission. Launch of the Ranger 7 (also called Ranger B) lunar probe aboard an Atlas-Agena D rocket from Cape Canaveral on 28 July 1964. The 362-kilogram Ranger 7 was put on an impact trajectory with the Moon. Its six television cameras were activated on 31 July 1964, just 14 minutes before impact. Before crashing, Ranger 7 was able to transmit 4308 photographs of the Moon's surface. The Atlas-Agena D rocket was a development of a military intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Keywords: 31 july 1964, 31st, atlas-agena d, atlas-agena d rocket, exploration, launch, moon exploration, ranger 7, ranger 7 probe, ranger b, research, rocket, space craft, spacecraft

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