Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
I never heard that story. Do you have a reference?

Thanks.

PE
Pretty amazing. They landed quite close to it and just walked over to inspect it. One of the things they did was to search for living bacteria, as the Surveyor was not heat sterilized back on earth. Checking to see if they were contaminating the moon with earthling microbes. Turns out they found some still-living bacteria but it was probably contamination during processing of the sample on earth.