CSUF Geographer Assists in Push to Label Lunar Craters, Honor Apollo 8

Frank Borman, William A. Anders and James A. Lovell, Jr.

Left to right: Frank Borman, commander of 3-man Apollo 8 crew, William A. Anders and James A. Lovell, Jr., on Dec. 21, 1968. (AP Photo)

At the height of the space race between the United States and the then-Soviet Union, the features on the moon’s barren, pockmarked surface were hot property when it came to naming rights.

Dydia DeLyser, who, as an associate geography professor at Cal State Fullerton is usually more focused on earthly matters, has been busy this year assisting in an effort to restore the names of three lunar craters significant to the Apollo 8 mission that had been renamed after a compromise with the Soviets in 1970. Continue reading in the Orange County Register.

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