Powell (Apollo 17 site craterlet name)
Lat: 20.2°N, Long: 30.8°E, Diam: 1 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
Somewhat irregular crater south-southwest of the landingsite of Apollo 17's LM Challenger at the Taurus-Littrow Valley. The possible (or impossible?) visibility of this crater on southward looking photographs made at Station 6 (on the slope of the North Massif) should be investigated.
Powell (correct link)
The Landing Site Name "Powell" is plotted on Topophotomap 43D1/S1 and Site Traverses chart 43D1S2.
- Powell (crater) - "John Wesley Powell was one of history's outstanding explorers. One of the last true generalists in the explorations of the American West, he exemplifies the breadth of knowledge required in our explorations of all frontiers." (source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).
Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site.
John Wesley Powell (1834-1902 - U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University).
David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.
Eric M. Jones: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL (ALSJ).