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Lunar Orbiter over the Moon. Computer illustration of a Lunar Orbiter spacecraft in orbit over the far side of the Moon. The Lunar Orbiter program was a series of unmanned spacecraft missions launched by the USA between 1966 and 1967. They were designed to orbit the Moon and map its surface in order to help select potential landing sites for the Apollo missions.
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