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Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon. I. Camera "A" Series; II. Camera "B" Series; III. Camera "P" Series.
Washington, DC: NASA, 1964. 1st Edition. No Binding. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. NASA SP-61, SP-62, and SP-63. 1964-1965. 3 volumes. Folio (356 x 277 mm). IX, [1], 17; VII, [1], 17; VII, [1], 27 pp., 199; 200; 200 plates. Original printed wrappers, spine of SP-61 cracked and chipped with small loss at foot, covers of SP-62 little browned, light edge wear. The set clean and bright internally. ---- Ashworth, The face of the moon, Linda Hall 40 - "The Ranger missions, designed to photograph selected sites at a continually increasing scale before crashing onto the moon, got off to a shaky start; the first six missions, launched between 1961 and 1964, were all failures. Ranger VII, however, was successful, taking over 4000 pictures before plunging into the Ocean of Storms west of Fra Mauro. Ranger VIII had similar good fortune, photographing the Sabine/Ritter region of the Sea of Tranquility, the future landing site of Apollo 11. The site chosen for Ranger IX was the crater Alphonsus--at the time high on the list for an Apollo landing. The spacecraft was launched on March 21, 1965, and transmitted over 5800 pictures before impact. The last images, interrupted by the crash, show objects as small as a foot in diameter." (Ashworth) - Visit our website to see more images! Very Good.
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]

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