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Tsiolkovsky Crater
Tsiolkovsky Crater (click to enlarge)
 
 

Tsiolkovsky Crater
Date: 24 Dec 1968

This is a view of the large crater Tsiolkovsky as photographed by the astronauts during the Apollo 8 lunar orbit mission, looking East toward the lunar horizon.


Tsiolkovsky crater is approximately 150 statute miles in diameter. It was discovered by Luna 3 spacecraft and named in honor of Konstantin Tsiolovsky, one the fathers of modern rocket theory.

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