|Lat: 1.4°S, Long: 98.1°E, Diam: 93 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)|
left: LOII-196-M. right: LROC
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Lunar Orbiter 1's frames 1021, 1022, 1023, and 1024 show Wyld and Fox (north of Wyld) illuminated by morning sunlight (opposite of Lunar Orbiter 2's photographs). - DannyCaes Feb 29, 2008
- James Hart Wyld (1913–1953) was an American engineer and rocketry scientist. In 1931 he joined the American Interplanetary Society, later renamed the American Rocket Society. He worked on many of the early tests of liquid-propellant rockets by the society. In 1936 he developed the concept of a regeneratively cooled liquid rocket motor. This uses a double-hulled rocket nozzle that allows the rocket fuel to circulate as a coolant. A version of this rocket motor was tested by the American Rocket Society on December 10, 1938 at New Rochelle, New York. The design produced a thrust of 90 pounds force (400 N) that lasted for 13 seconds, and the steel chamber and nozzle were successfully protected by the design. This cooling design became the basis of all modern liquid-propellant rocket motors.
- Wyld J is called Cervantes on LTO 82-A2. Who was Cervantes? See this Wikipedia-page.
- A crater south of Wyld J (Cervantes) is called Montaigne on LTO 82-A3. Who was Montaigne? See this Wikipedia-page.