Hess-Apollo (Apollo 17 site craterlet name)
Lat: 20.1°N, Long: 30.7°E, Diam: 1 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
The Landing Site Name "Hess-Apollo" is plotted on Topophotomap 43D1/S1 and Site Traverses chart 43D1S2.
- Hess (crater) - "Named for Harry Hess, chairman of the Space Science Board of the National Academy of Sciences during the formative years of Apollo. This outstanding scientist was instrumental in ensuring that science contributed to and took advantage of the success of the Apollo program." (source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).
Hess-Apollo (correct link)
- Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site, approved in IAU Transactions XVIB (1976).
- According to the IAU citation, the feature is "named after the geologist H. Hess."
- The "-Apollo" suffix distinguishes this from the much larger farside crater Hess which had been previously named, in part, to honor the same gentleman.
- Perhaps it's interesting to include Wilmot N. Hess (1926-2004; American physicist involved in NASA's Apollo moon missions).
David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.
Eric M. Jones: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL (ALSJ).