The sign by the Surveyor test article. It reads
The mission of the Surveyor project was to develop basic techniques for
soft-landing on the Moon, to survey potential Apollo landing sites, and to
obtain photographs and other scientific information. Of the seven Surveyors
launched from 1966 through 1968, five landed successfully. They transmitted to
Earth 87,632 television pictures of the lunar surface, sampled the lunar soil
(using the little scoop on the extended arm), and performed chemical analyses
of the soil and other scientific experiments.
This Surveyor spacecraft was used for ground tests.
||3 m (10 ft)
||3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
|Weight (at landing):
||283 kg (625 lb)
||Hughes Aircraft Corp.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration