Moon rocks are at the Minnesota History Center

photo by by dingopupHow cool!  Want to see moon rocks?  The Minnesota History Center has moon rocks on view now through February 3, 2013.  The best time to go would be 5pm-8pm on Tuesdays when admission is FREE!  Regular adult admission is $11.

In November 1969, four months after the first manned lunar landing by Apollo 11, President Richard Nixon asked the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to prepare lunar soil samples collected from the mission for presentation to the 50 United States and 135 countries.  Each sample was to be accompanied by the recipient’s state or national flag, which had traveled to the Moon and back aboard Apollo 11.