(formerly Messier G)
|Lat: 5.4°S, Long: 52.9°E, Diam: 12 km, Depth: 1.89 km, Rükl: 48|
LO-IV-060H The small craters on the right are unnamed.
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 1.89 km
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), known as "Lucky Lindy," was an American pilot famous for the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic, from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY to Paris in 1927 in the "Spirit of St. Louis." In the ensuing deluge of publicity, Lindbergh became the world's best-known aviator.
- This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-80A4 (for which it served as the chart title). - Jim Mosher
Additional note: a small craterlet in the Taurus-Littrow Valley (the landing site of Apollo 17) seems to have been called Spirit (Spirit of St Louis).
- Spirit (crater) - "'The Spirit of St. Louis' honors not only the historic achievement of Charles Lindbergh, but also the search by Lindbergh and others for the reasons for uniqueness in the human spirit." (source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).