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Ranger 4 crashed upon the far side of the Moon (15.5S 229.3E) at 9600 km/h at 12:49:53 UT on April 26, 1962 after 64 hours of flight.

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Ranger 4 was a spacecraft of the Ranger program designed to transmit pictures of the lunar surface to Earth stations during a period of 10 minutes of flight prior to crashing upon the Moon, to rough-land a seismometer capsule on the Moon, to collect gamma-ray data in flight, to study radar reflectivity of the lunar surface, and to continue testing of the Ranger program for development of lunar and interplanetary spacecraft.
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