When was Walker crater named?
November 20, 2008 5:23 PM   Subscribe

How can I find out when this particular crater on the moon was named?

I want to know when the Walker Crater (named for Joe Walker, the test pilot killed in 1966) got its name. I haven't been able to find any info except its location on the moon and its size. Can someone else either find out when it was so named, or else help me find a way to find out?

Thank you!
posted by np312 to Science & Nature (3 answers total)
posted by Knappster at 5:42 PM on November 20, 2008

Report on Lunar Nomenclature by The Working Group of Commission 17 of the IAU.
Space Science Reviews, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp.136-186
Publication Date: 06/1971

He's listed on page 39 of the PDF version (page number 174 in the text).
posted by doorsnake at 6:01 PM on November 20, 2008

Thank you!!
posted by np312 at 6:12 PM on November 20, 2008

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