SHACKLETON NEWS ARCHIVE
THE CRATER NAMED AFTER THE GREAT EXPLORER
Shackleton crater is a substantial size, as the illustrations above and below, some taken by the European Space Agency's SMART-1 lunar probe, and the Arecibo radar image in 2005.
In 2008 a moon probe made a hard landing near Shackleton; and there is talk of a permanent NASA space station being sited on the rim of Shackleton crater - or at least, that is one of the strongest candidates. The station would be up and running by 2020 and fully staffed by 2024.