- Press Release
- Dec 6, 2022
Lunar Crater Names for the Columbia Astronauts Provisionally Approved
Names for seven craters in the Apollo basin on the Moon have been provisionally approved by the IAU to honor the seven Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts. The names can be seen in the gazetteer list of named lunar features and on the image of the farside of the Moon.
The names are:
- L. Clark
- M. Anderson
- D. Brown
Note that first initials have been used for Anderson, Brown, and Clark to distingiush them from other crater names on the Moon which honor persons with the same surnames.
ENTRY_POSTED_BY Jennifer_Blue on Thursday, March 23. 2006 at 08:29.