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Surveyor 6

Surveyor 6 was the sixth lunar lander of the Surveyor program.

A total of 30,027 images were transmitted to Earth.

Lunar soil surveys were completed using photographic and alpha particle backscattering methods. In a further test of space technology Surveyor 6's engines were restarted and burned for 2.5 seconds in the first Lunar liftoff. This created 150 lbs of thrust and lifted the vehicle 12 feet from the Lunar surface. After moving west 8 ft. the spacecraft was once again successfully soft landed. The spacecraft continued functioning as designed.



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