In 1970, a famous Taiwanese architect named Dr. Da-Hong Wang was commissioned by the government of Taiwan ROC to design a memorial as a gift to the United States, which was to commemorate the successful Apollo 11 moon landing. Since the NASA project was called Apollo, after the greek God of the sun, and the project's goal was moon exploration, Mr. Wang decided it would be appropriate to name the memorial "Selene" after the mythical Greek goddess of the moon. More at:

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