On April 17th 1967 , Surveyor 3 was launched from Cape Canaveral, USA. Three days later on April 20th it landed on the moon.
Less than an hour after landing, the spacecraft began transmitting the first of 6,326 TV pictures of the surrounding areas.
Also on 17th of April a few years later, 1970, Apollo 13 , landed in the Pacific Ocean. An explosion on board forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. Apollo 13 was to be the third lunar landing attempt, but the mission was aborted after rupture of service module oxygen tank. Still, it was classified as a “successful failure” because of the experience gained in rescuing the crew. The mission’s spent upper stage successfully impacted the moon.
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