Posted on May 18, 2011 in Science & nature
I heard that rocks gathered on the 1969 lunar landing were given as gifts to presidents and other heads of state, but there must be a few in museums somewhere. If there are, does anyone know where?
Space buff? Interested in seeing a little chunk of another world? Want to touch something from out of this world (no, not me)? Cool, we can help out with that.
The Smithsonian has several on display, including one you can actually touch with your bare hands. Now, the Smithsonian is definitely a museum everyone should visit once in their lifetime, but a trip to Washington DC might not be in the cards for you right away. What to do?
Well, don’t despair. Though there’s no official list from NASA of all the samples out there, the following two lists cover over 100 countries and the 50 US states.
Obviously these aren’t the only rocks available to the public to view. Here are a few more:
If you find another moon rock out there, please post it here!
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