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2009-09-14 11:05:00

Last month, officials with the Netherlands' national museum reported that it had been holding a piece of petrified wood, which had been mistaken for a piece of rubble from the surface of the moon. The announcement sparked an investigation, being led by the Associated Press, to recover the whereabouts of about 270 moon rocks. The rocks were collected by US astronauts and distributed to other countries as international gifts from the Nixon administration. But since then, many of the rare stones...

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2009-07-17 12:35:00

A lunar geochemist at Washington University in St. Louis says that there are still many answers to be gleaned from the moon rocks collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts on their historic moonwalk 40 years ago July 20. And he credits another WUSTL professor for the fact that the astronauts even collected the moon rocks in the first place. Randy L. Korotev, Ph.D., a research professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, has studied lunar samples and their...

2009-06-25 13:45:00

HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will offer reporters an unprecedented chance to conduct interviews with scientists inside the lab that stores moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six missions. The July 2 interview opportunities from the Apollo Lunar Sample Processing Lab and Storage Vaults at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will take place nearly 40 years after humans first walked on the moon. (Logo:...

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2009-06-25 15:00:31

The U.S. space agency is planning to open its moon rock vault and allow reporters a chance to conduct interviews with NASA moon rock scientists. The laboratory vault contains the moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six lunar missions. The July 2 interview opportunities at the Apollo Lunar Sample Processing Lab and Storage Vaults at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will take place nearly 40 years after humans first walked on the moon. The interviews, conducted using the...

2009-06-25 14:41:51

NASA will offer reporters an unprecedented chance to conduct interviews with scientists inside the lab that stores moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six missions. The July 2 interview opportunities from the Apollo Lunar Sample Processing Lab and Storage Vaults at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will take place nearly 40 years after humans first walked on the moon. Using the NASA Television's Live Interview Media Outlet satellite channel, news organizations will have a...

2009-04-27 10:12:00

HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors will have the rare opportunity to touch a 3-billion-year-old moon rock from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the new NASA Driven to Explore traveling exhibit at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The centerpiece of the exhibit is the opportunity to touch a lunar rock sample brought to Earth by the astronauts of Apollo 17 in 1972, America's last human mission to the moon....

2009-04-06 09:46:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock this weekend in the new NASA Driven to Explore traveling exhibit at the Kansas Aviation Museum. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Driven to Explore offers a look at America's program to return humans to the moon and travel beyond. The exhibit will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11. The centerpiece of Driven to...

2009-03-30 09:44:00

HOUSTON, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock this weekend in the new NASA Driven to Explore traveling exhibit at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Driven to Explore offers a look at America's program to return humans to the moon and travel beyond. The exhibit will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4,noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 5, and 9 a.m. to 5...

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2009-01-13 11:20:00

Dwellings in colonies on the moon one day may be built with new, highly durable bricks developed by students from the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Initially designed to construct a dome, the building material is composed of a lunar rock-like material mixed with powdered aluminum that can be molded into any shape. The invention recently won the In-Situ Lunar Resource Utilization materials and construction category award from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration...


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