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Lat: 8.3°N, Long: 122.1°E, Diam: 12 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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Apollo AS16-M-2705 This intensely-mapped area between Ibn Firnas and Ostwald includes IAU-approved minor feature names Melissa, Kasper, Carol, Ewen, Shahinaz and Romeo.


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(LAC zone 65B4) LTO map Topophotomap


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Polish male name.
  • According to NASA RP-1097, "Kasper" is a Minor Feature whose name was originally intended only for use in connection with Topophotomap 65C1/S2(on which it is plotted).
  • Kasper (as Casper) was also the call-name of Apollo 16's CSM (Command-Service Module), manned by Ken Mattingly (CMP - Command Module Pilot) while in orbit around the moon during the landing of Lunar Module Orion and the surface excursions of John Young (CDR - Commander) and Charles Duke (LMP - Lunar Module Pilot) aboard the LRV (Lunar Roving Vehicle) at the Descartes region near both the North Ray and South Ray (a couple of high albedo craterlets which are observable during Full Moon). Aboard the CSM Casper, Ken Mattingly performed the task of photographing lunar near-the-equator areas with High-Resolution cameras from the SIM-bay (Scientific Instruments Module - bay) of Casper's Service Module. The mission of Apollo 16 happened in April 1972.

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