Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Missing Moon Rocks Reclaimed by Alaska

Date: 13 December 2012 Time: 11:31 AM ET
Alaska's Moon Rocks
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 Last Frontier" has been reunited with the "final frontier" after the return of moon rocks that went missing in Alaska nearly 40 years ago.
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.

More - Link >>> http://www.space.com/18891-alaska-apollo-moon-rocks-return.html

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