Surveyor 3 Moon Lander Apollo 12
Date: 18 Nov 1969
Apollo 12 astronauts recovered a camera and soil scoop from Surveyor 3 more than two and a half years after it landed on the Moon. Scientists back on Earth study the equipment to measure the effects of long term exposure on the lunar surface.
Surveyor 3 landed on the moon on April 20, 1967, paving the way for the Apollo crew that visited it almost two years later. Image Credit: NASA