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Geology Briefings, Bonito Lava Flow, 1964

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Description: John Young (left), Neil Armstrong (center), and Branch of Astrogeology trainer discussing the geology of the Bonito Lava Flow in Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in 1964.

One of the Apollo crew's tasks was the geological exploration of the lunar surface - the Bonito Lava Flow was chosen for training because prior to the first successful landing on the moon, the rough lava-flow surface was thought to be a good proxy for the lunar surface.

Collection: Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

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