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Moon rocks weren't lost - just shelved

Fragments of a moon rock collected during the Apollo 17 mission and given to Missouri are safe and sound in the basement of the state Capitol - not lost, as was indicated in a news report last weekend.
The article in Sunday's Tribune, taken from The Record of Hackensack, N.J., reported that 19 states, including Missouri, could not account for the "goodwill moon rocks" given to states to commemorate NASA's last manned mission to the moon. After reading the story, staff at the Missouri State Museum went looking for it, said Linda Endersby, interim museum director.

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Where is New Jersey's Moon Rock? Lost in Space, Say Officials

It should be one of New Jersey's prized possessions -- but no one seems to know just where it is.  The Garden State's lunar legacy has gone missing.
It is a "Goodwill Moon Rock," brought back by the Apollo missions -- including Apollo 17, which carried the last astronauts to walk on the moon.

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Missing moon rocks from the first and last human lunar landings have been discovered in a locked cabinet in Hawaii.
The rare rocks from the Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 missions were found last week during a routine inventory of gifts to the Hawaii governor's office over the years.
The rocks were given to the people of Hawaii during the Nixon administration, but they were presumed lost when a noted moon rock tracker and former NASA employee said their whereabouts were unknown.

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A former NASA senior special agent says the state cannot account for five priceless moon rocks that were given as gifts to the people of Hawaii in celebration of mankind's age-old quest to travel to and safely return from the moon.
The missing moon rocks are encased within a pair of halved Lucite globes that are each affixed to a wooden plaque, along with a state flag, said Joseph Gutheinz of Houston. Each half-ball is slightly smaller than a tennis ball.

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New Jersey student Cleo Luff was tasked with finding a moon rock stored at an observatory in Dublin, Ireland, and learned the rock disappeared amid the rubble from a fire in 1977.

"Now it's in the Dublin dump" - Cleo Luff.


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A tiny piece of rock taken from the moon during the last manned mission in 1972 is to be on display at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology beginning Thursday.

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