Moon Rocks Certainly Visit Interesting Places

Playing With Moon Rocks and Duct Tape at the Dinner Table

"This evening I was prowling through pictures taken during the current Expedition aboard the International Space Station when I came across a picture of astronauts and a Moon rock. The photo was taken on 21 July 2009 and shows portions of the combined Expedition 20 and STS-127 crews gathered around the dinner table while Mike Barratt holds a Moon rock. This was hauntingly familiar.

While Scott Parazynski was at Everest Base Camp in April he spoke with Barratt twice by satellite phone - once, on his birthday before I arrived, and a second time, the day after I arrived, when a group of JSC trekkers stopped by for a visit. Unbeknownst to the JSC trekkers (or the rest of Everest Base Camp and Mike Barratt for that matter) I had a piece of plastic containing four small Apollo 11 moon rocks in my chest pocket. By coincidence, Unbeknownst to Scott and I, Mike Barratt had another Apollo 11 Moon rock (albeit a bigger one) with him on the ISS, having been delivered by STS-119 only a few days before.

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This page contains a single entry by Keith Cowing published on August 11, 2009 12:18 AM.

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