by Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor
Date: 13 December 2012 Time: 11:31 AM ET
Alaska's Apollo 11 lunar sample display with five tiny moon
rocks was recently recovered after having gone missing for 40 years.
CREDIT: Alaska State Museum
The tale of the tiny lunar pebbles' restoration to the 49th state includes an arson's fire, a teenager's theft, a science fair photo and a ship's captain from a reality TV show.
Last Thursday (Dec. 6), Alaska's State Museum in Juneau debuted an exhibit of the five recently-returned fragments of the moon, which in 1969 were encased together in a lucite sphere and mounted to a wooden podium for presentation to Alaska by then-President Richard Nixon.
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