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Name LCROSS Impact Crater Walter Cronkite

4 Signatures Goal: 100

Keith Cowing @nasawatch started to Twitter that NASA should name the crater that the LCROSS Centaur upper stage rocket will form when it impacts the moon in honor for Walter Cronkite. Others joined in and re-tweeted that idea. Keith Cowing, who is a former NASA scientist recalls that during Apollo missions, crew members named craters and other features. And the Mars rover people name craters, rocks, pebbles, and all manner of things all the time. This was done by NASA without the permission of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The names given to rocks at the Viking lander sites in 1976 are still in use. Therefore, all tweeters should get behind this effort by signing this petition to NASA to name the Impact Crater in honor of Walter Cronkite, the man who got all of America and the World to appreciate the work NASA does.






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    george barcellos Brazil
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    Kevin Conod United States
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    Ron United States
    7 years ago
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    Benjamin Spector United States
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