Victory (Apollo 17 site craterlet-system name)
Lat: 20.2°N, Long: 30.7°E, Diam: 1 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 25
- At 145:58:02 GET in the mission of Apollo 17, Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt were on their way to Victory crater, leaving Station 4 at Shorty crater. During this 1200 meter drive on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Jack Schmitt took 13 B-and-W Hasselblad frames which show Victory near the horizon (frames AS17-133-20268 to 20280). Because all of these frames were made during eastward upsun conditions, most of them show too much the sun's disturbing glare.
- Bob Fry's assembled panorama of Jack Schmitt's series of photographs made during Gene Cernan's turn of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) in a tight circle near Victory crater. The rightward portion of this panorama shows the V-shaped depression of Victory (assembled from B-and-W Hasselblad frames AS17-133-20281 to 20300, made at 146:07:51 GET) (see APOLLO 17 page Traverse to Station 5).
- Source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones.
Victory (crater) - "Specifically honoring Winston Churchill, a political giant in the continuing struggle to preserve the spark of individual freedom resting within the 'English-speaking peoples'." ALSJ contributor Brian Lawrence notes that Churchill's famous 'Victory' speech was made in the House of Commons on 13 May 1940, in the very early days of World War II. Churchill said, in part, "What is our aim? ... Victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror; victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
Source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones (APOLLO 17 - The Valley of Taurus-Littrow).
Victory (correct link)
The Landing Site Name "Victory" is plotted on Topophotomap 43D1/S1 and Site Traverses chart 43D1S2.
- Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 17 site.
- A small crater southeast of Victory seems to have been called Druid (source: APOLLO 17 Preliminary Science Report).- DannyCaes May 4, 2014
David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.
Eric M. Jones: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL (ALSJ).