Tour of Crater Field 1

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Presented by Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District at Flagstaff Ranger District, Flagstaff AZ

Apr 06
Tour of Crater Field 1

Visit Crater Field 1 used to train astronauts in the 1960s in advance of the Apollo mission to the moon.

Visit Crater Field 1, an area on the Coconino National Forest used to train astronauts in the 1960s in advance of the Apollo mission to the moon. Crater Field 1 was created in 1967 as a replica of the moon’s Mare Tranquilitatis or “Sea of Tranquility” where NASA intended to have the Apollo 11 astronauts set down for the their historic 1969 moon landing. We will meet at the Flagstaff Ranger Station and watch a short film depicting how the craters were made and then depart for the site.

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Flagstaff Ranger District

5075 N Highway 89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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