Ranger 8 - Space launch mission detailed information
Ranger 8 8
17 FEB 1965
United States Air Force
Launch Complex 12
Lunar impactor which successfully reached the surface after transmitting 7,137 photographs.
Atlas LV-3 Agena B
The Atlas LV-3A was a largely unsuccessful configuration until it was given an Agena B upper stage. It was responsible for the launch of Mariner II to Venus and had one of the first engines that could be restarted in orbit.