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Moon rocks land at CCSU
At first glance, there's nothing particularly interesting about the pebbles and sand encased in Lucite in Professor Kristine Larsens office on the top floor of Central Connecticut State University's Copernicus Hall. But why bother storing pebbles and dirt in a Lucite enclosure? The identifying sticker explains it all: "Lunar Samples disk 027."

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While it might not look like much to the naked eye, the moon rock scheduled to be on display at the Kopernik Observatory & Science Education Centre in September is actually a priceless object kept under tight security.
Only 843 pounds of lunar rocks were brought back from six Apollo missions -- and the cost in gathering new ones makes them invaluable, said Louis Parker, exhibits manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Johnson Space Centre.

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A fragment of moon rock arrived in South Africa, on Monday morning, when South African Airways (SAA) first officer Arthur Phaswana landed the plane carrying a piece of lunar rock from the science and space research centre Nasa.

The 110-gram Apollo 17 Lunar Sample 70215, 41 (007) from Houston-based Nasa’s space centre, in the US, would be used for talks at schools across South Africa.
It would also be at number of exhibitions, until the end of next month.

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-- Edited by Blobrana at 07:35, 2006-05-30

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