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Hardness and Bearing Strength of Lunar Surface

NSSDCA ID: 1967-112A-04

Mission Name: Surveyor 6
Principal Investigator:Mr. S. A. Batterson


The objective of this experiment was to determine the hardness and bearing strength of the lunar surface by the use of strain gages, accelerometers, and rate gyros.

Alternate Names

  • Surveyor6/HardnessandBearingStrengthofLunarSurface


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. S. A. BattersonPrincipal InvestigatorNASA Langley Research Center

Selected References

  • Choate, R., et al., Lunar surface mechanical properties, Surveyor Program Results, NASA SP-184, Wash., DC, 1969.
  • Christensen, E. M., et al., Lunar surface mechanical properties, in Surveyor 6, Prelim. Rept., NASA SP-166, Wash., DC, 1968.
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