Moon rock coming to new Nature Research Center
A small piece of the moon (and history) is coming to the new Nature Research Center in 2011. A fragment of lunar sample 70017, collected by the only geologist ever to visit the moon, Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, will be displayed in the Space Observation exhibit.
- N&O Article: State's elusive moon rock soon to become a big star
- NCSU Bulletin: Moon Rock Mystery
- Lunar & Planetary Institute: Lunar Sample 70017 photos & information
- NASA: Jack Schmitt having a spot of trouble collecting samples [mpg video]