AZ Space Grant Associate Director, Nadine Barlow, discusses the Meteor Crater located 30 miles east of Flagstaff AZ, which is used for research by NAU staff and students.
Listen to her full interview here.
"Before they walked on the moon, they walked in Meteor Crater.
This geologic formation, about 30 miles east of Flagstaff, was pivotal to the United States’ efforts to learn about the Moon; the astronauts who first set foot on the Moon all trained and prepared at Meteor Crater. Today, scientists and students from NAU and other institutions go to the crater, which is the best-preserved meteor crater on the planet, to study the interactions between other celestial bodies and Earth. Nadine Barlow, chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, takes groups of students out to the crater to talk about its significance to science and Earth’s history."