New Delhi: The first American spacecraft to orbit the Moon was launched on 10th of August 1966.
The spacecraft was named as Lunar Orbiter 1 robotic. It was part of the Lunar Orbiter program.
The Lunar Orbiter program was a series of five unmanned lunar orbiter missions launched by the United States from 1966 through 1967.
Intended to help select Apollo landing sites by mapping the Moon's surface, they provided the first photographs from lunar orbit.