The crater was named after Soviet scientist and spacecraft engineer Sergei Korolev, who designed the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, the R-7, and the first artificial satellite.

Dubbed by many as the father of aeronautics, Korolev was also involved in launching the first human into space.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has invited everyone to take a tour of the Korolev Crater on Mars as it released breathtaking footage of the 82-kilometre-wide crater.



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