A lunar photo has a crater number 211 on it. My niece would like to know what Apollo mission it might have come from. Her dad worked on the missions.

Crater 211 is also known as “King Crater.” I’m not sure what photograph you were seeing, but there is one that was taken from the command module during Apollo 11. More information can be found here:

http://www.archive.org/details/AS11-41-5988

That’s great that her father worked on the missions! I hope she follows in her father’s footsteps!

Brad Bailey
NLSI Staff Scientist

October 21, 2010

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