1968:    The National Air and Space Administration’s Surveyor VII, the last spacecraft in the program to analyze the lunar surface, launches from the Eastern Test Range, FL aboard an Atlas-Centaur rocket (AC-15), on a 67-hour lunar intercept trajectory. It touches down on 9 January in Tycho crater after a 66-hour 35-minute flight and begins sending the first of 21,274 detailed pictures back to earth.