The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (NASA)

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Between 1969 and 1972 six lunar landings were carried out by the North American Space Agency (NASA) which were named the Apollo missions and given numerical designations. The main goal of the Apollo missions was to land men safely on the Moon and return them to Earth. The first successful manned landing was Apollo 11, with the previous 10 missions testing American space capability.

As well as achieving the first Moon landing, the Apollo missions conducted a number of scientific experiments using the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) which comprised a series of geophysical instruments which ran autonomously and gathered data about the environment of the Apollo landing sites after the astronauts had left. The data stream along
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