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nasa rolls out new promotion, 842 pounds of moon rocks

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https://www.galvnews.com/news/free/article_844c66c9-be19-5747-a028-31fa7e3ad0f1.html

HOUSTON

Inside a locked vault at Johnson Space Center is treasure few have seen and fewer have touched.

The restricted lab is home to hundreds of pounds of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts close to a half-century ago. And for the first time in decades, NASA is about to open some of the pristine samples and let geologists take a crack at them with 21st-century technology.

What better way to mark this summer’s 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on the moon than by sharing a bit of the lunar loot.
“It’s sort of a coincidence that we’re opening them in the year of the anniversary,” said NASA’s Apollo sample curator, Ryan Zeigler, covered head to toe in a white protective suit with matching fabric boots, gloves and hat.

“But certainly the anniversary increased the awareness and the fact that we’re going back to the moon.”
With the golden anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s feat fast approaching — their lunar module Eagle landed July 20, 1969, on the Sea of Tranquility — the moon is red-hot again.

After decades of flip-flopping between the moon and Mars as the next big astronaut destination, NASA aims to put astronauts on the lunar surface again by 2024 at the White House’s direction. President Donald Trump prefers talking up Mars. But the consensus is that the moon is a crucial proving ground given its relative proximity to home — 240,000 miles or two to three days away.

Zeigler’s job is to preserve what the 12 moonwalkers brought back from 1969 through 1972 — lunar samples totaling 842 pounds — and ensure scientists get the best possible samples for study.

Some of the soil and bits of rock were vacuum-packed on the moon — and never exposed to Earth’s atmosphere — or frozen or stored in gaseous helium after splashdown and then left untouched. The lab’s staff is now trying to figure out how best to remove the samples from their tubes and other containers without contaminating or spoiling anything. They’re practicing with mock-up equipment and pretend lunar dirt.
 

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Here's a good vid about the moon rocks and the lab they are kept at.

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to if it was all fake.

 

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why don't people trust their government? why do people entertain "outlandish" conspiracy theories?


A moon rock given to the Dutch prime minister by Apollo 11 astronauts in 1969 has turned out to be a fake. Curators at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, where the rock has attracted tens of thousands of visitors each year, discovered that the "lunar rock", valued at £308,000, was in fact petrified wood.Aug 29, 2009
 

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the moon rock issue is very interesting. can we acquire one for testing? and can we create the same thing?
 

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the moon rock issue is very interesting. can we acquire one for testing? and can we create the same thing?
did you watch the vid? Sounded to me like many labs have done lots of analysis on them. Start a lab and request a sample.
...but it's probably much easier to bitch and moan online how you know it's all fake, but are unable to prove that hypothesis.
 

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You need to have rocks in your head to believe it at this point
I stand corrected. You and I DO disagree on a couple things...this being one of them.
 

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did you watch the vid? Sounded to me like many labs have done lots of analysis on them. Start a lab and request a sample.
...but it's probably much easier to bitch and moan online how you know it's all fake, but are unable to prove that hypothesis.
we see your assignment here. think it best you put in for a transfer. maybe the yahoo message boards?
 

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Here's a good vid about the moon rocks and the lab they are kept at.

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to if it was all fake.

Looking at those rocks that are beelyuns and beelyuns of years old, are cut and polished at 90 degree angles. Looks like the same fit and finish in Egypt and Pookuhlapullmyfingah (lol) and other earthly locales. OR... they got them at the local Hobby Lobby that one of the astronaughts daughters worked at and used as a science diorama project. Who knew?
 

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we see your assignment here.
why is it that every time you don't have any type of rational response, you always resort to that kind of pathetic 3rd grade level response?
Are you 10 years old, or what? I was gonna say 13, but based on your post, that'd be a real stretch.
 

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Looking at those rocks that are beelyuns and beelyuns of years old, are cut and polished at 90 degree angles.
Thats because theyve been cut. Some of them 100's of times.
...but that was stated in the vid.
 

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why don't people trust their government? why do people entertain "outlandish" conspiracy theories?
because the government always tells the truth and never lies?
 

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Thats because theyve been cut. Some of them 100's of times.
...but that was stated in the vid.
Didn't watch the vid...just going for the laughs, could care less about the rocks...course they'll find some bacteria on one of them to prove the big bang theory and primordial ooze and we came from birds with hollow bones...meh.