- Coordinates: 40° 42' N / 134° 30' W
- Mean average : 32.0 km
- Year of denomination : 1970
With Google Earth/Moon, Version 5, you can view the following images of the Thiel crater:
The source of the photos, according to Google, is “Image
NASA/USGS/JAXA/SELENE”. Unfortunately it is not possible to determine the
orbiter that took the photos.
In 1976 Thiel was one of the first pioneers to be inducted into the „Space Hall of Fame“ in Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA.
Thiel in the "Space Hall of Fame", Alamogordo, New Mexico
(source: private collection of the Thiel family)
http://earth.google.com/intl/de/index.html (install Google Earth Version 5 (without charge), choose "Moon" and type in "Thiel" in the “search” section. The photos seen above will then appear)
http://www.nmspacemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.php (Walter Thiel in "Space Hall of Fame")