NASA Lunar Samples: July 16-28

On loan from NASA


Hold samples collected by Apollo astronauts in your hands! On loan from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the six-inch disk contains three samples each of lunar rock and lunar soil encapsulated in clear Lucite. The samples come from missions between 1969 and 1972 and include a wide variety of rock and soil types. You can see bits of ancient lava flows, soil from sites across the Moon, and volcanic ash from a lunar eruption 3.5 billion years ago.

An Apollo astronaut takes a lunar sample