Monday, February 1, 2010

Reach for the Moon

Traveling NASA exhibit allows people to feel a piece of the lunar surface

Alamogordo Daily News

Alamogordoans will have a rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock this week during NASA's "Driven to Explore" traveling exhibit.

The exhibit will be at the New Mexico Museum of Space History from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The exhibit will be in the parking lot above the IMAX theater.

"Driven to Explore" offers a look at America's program to return people to the moon and travel beyond. This exhibit is free.

The centerpiece of "Driven to Explore" is the opportunity to touch a lunar rock sample that was brought to Earth in 1972 by astronauts on Apollo 17, the United States' last manned mission to the moon.

The almost 4 billion-year-old rock is one of only eight lunar samples in the world made available for the public to touch and feel.

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