Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

Mount Marilyn


Apollo Astronaut Jim Lovell named Mount Marilyn after his wife during the Apollo 8 mission; the first crewed mission to orbit the Moon. Later the triangle shaped mountain was an important navigation landmark for the first Apollo landing; at a predicted moment Aldrin and Armstrong glanced out the window, if Mt. Marilyn was seen they were on course – and it was there!

Lat: 1.187°
Long: 40.059°
Camera: NAC
Image Width: 50.0 km
Location in exhibit: Lunar Vistas
Image ID: M1142226401LR

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