Surveyor 1: America’s First Moon Landing


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Surveyor A

Space and Aeronautical Historian William F. Mellberg wrote this essay for America’s Uncommonsense, the website of Apollo 17 Scientist-Astronaut Dr. Harrison Schmitt.

This external link is to a 3.4MB PDF file on the above website.

Surveyor A

Bill Mellberg’s father, Frank, designed the lens system for the highly successful Surveyor television cameras.

In this (circa June) 1966 photo, Frank Mellberg is indicating the Bell & Howell TV lens assembly on a scale model of Surveyor A (i.e. Surveyor 1).

Large, Larger. In memory of Frank W. Mellberg (1920 – 2016).

Photo courtesy William Mellberg.

Les Whaley - Analog console Bob Cudmore – Instrumentation Section Leader Jack Rothwell – Antenna Engineer Peter Papps – Magnetic recording John Heath – Microwave Engineer Bob Leslie – Station Director Neil McVicar – Receiver Technician Paddy Johnstone – Ops Controller Dave Watts – Antenna Technician Mal Glenn – JPL Rep