Gagarin - with Andronov, Balandin, Grave, Isaev, Kosberg, and Raspletin on its floor
|Lat: 20.2°S, Long: 149.2°E, Diam: 265 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)|
Yury Alekseyevich; Soviet cosmonaut (1934-1968).
- Gagarin was among the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
- In the planning for Apollo 8, the first manned circumlunar mission (1968), this crater (which did not then have an official name) was referred to informally as "Texas" (source: Phil Stooke's LPOD).
- IAU-named craters on the floor of Gagarin: Andronov (at the southwestern part of Gagarin's rim), Balandin, Grave, Kosberg, Isaev, and Raspletin.
- Gagarin and a small bright ray-craterlet on Gagarin's west flank:
APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 5: Craters (Part 1), Figures 97, 98, 99, 100, and 101.
- Unusual craters in Gagarin:
AOTM, Chapter 7: Unusual Features (Part 2), Figures 239 and 240.