Thursday, April 28, 2011

Artifacts from the Apollo era...

on display at Kennedy Space Center include the actual command module for Apollo 17, scarred by the tremendous heat of re-entry into Earth's atmosphere at the end of the mission (click to enlarge):
Also on display is astronaut Alan Shepard's extravehicular activity suit he wore on the Moon's surface, clearly showing lunar dust on the lower legs and boots:
And most interesting to me is one of several Moon rocks:

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