Live video from Ranger 9


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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.

Posted by: Soderman/NLSI Staff
Source: NASA

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