SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
JOINS THE 'JAMES CAIRD' AND 'ENDURANCE' CRATERS ON MARS
Sir Ernest Shackleton continues to conquer space. The moon now boasts a 'Shackleton' crater. Appropriately, the crater, which is 12 miles or 20 km in diametyer, is positioned at the South Pole of the Moon.
This is particularly gratifying, as only recently the Society's President, The Hon. Alexandra Shackleton, was delighted to announce that the 2005 NASA Mars Exploration Rover mission, which named several craters explored by the rover Opportunity after ships of exploration, had named a small Martian crater the 'James Caird'.