Thursday 31 July 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Thursday 31st July 2014

On July 31st the U.S Ranger 7 space craft crashed into the Moon. The unmanned spacecraft was designed to crash into the Moon taking photographs of the Moon`s surface until the moment of impact. 

A total of 4,316 pictures were sent back, Ranger 7 hit the Moon at 5,850 mph. It was the first successful mission in the Ranger series. The previous 6 had all failed.