Lat: 36.8°S, Long: 141.9°W, Diam: 34 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Eratosthenian
- Named for James A. Lovell, Jr. (1928-living), an American astronaut. Missions: Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, Apollo 13.This is one of the few lunar features that was named for a living person.
- This name is one of twelve honoring living U.S. and Soviet astronauts and cosmonauts approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
- On the farside map of Hallwag, the name Lovell was erroneously printed at the location of crater Borman. - DannyCaes Jun 19, 2010
- See also: Bernard Lovell (1913-2012), English physicist and radio astronomer. - DannyCaes Feb 8, 2014
James Lovell's missions;
- Gemini 7:
SPACE RENDEZ-VOUS; milestone on the way to the moon (by Kenneth F. Weaver), NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, April 1966.
- Apollo 8:
A MOST FANTASTIC VOYAGE; the story of Apollo 8's rendez-vous with the moon (by Lt. Gen. Sam C. Phillips), NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, May 1969.