PIA03495: Live from the Moon - Impact!
Target Name: Moon
Is a satellite of: Earth
Mission: Ranger 9
Spacecraft: Ranger 9
Instrument: TV Camera
Product Size: 550 x 473 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Primary Data Set: RANGER_PAGE

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Original Caption Released with Image:

On March 24, 1965, a nationwide TV audience watched live video from Ranger 9 as it purposefully crashed into the Moon within the crater Alphonsus. Ranger's six cameras sent back more than 5800 video images during the last 18 minutes of its 3-day journey, the last of the Ranger Project. The last few images show the lunar surface in detail from a few hundred meters above.

This sequence of images from Camera A was converted from video to film to laser disc to digital files.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2002-07-05