Interesting Story About NASA Moon Rocks

Interesting Story About NASA “Moonrocks”

I was a Space Camp kid. My mother sent me to “Space Camp” when I was in middle school. My Mother was a teacher, part of NASA’s “Young Astronaut Program“. She would meet with kids at her school that showed interest in math, science, and space, with a curriculum provided by NASA.

One semester, her group of “Young Astronauts” got selected to receive a special treat from NASA. I remember the case arriving, sent through VIP mail system, a shiny metal briefcase with big locking clasps on the front.

The set piece was impressive. Even as a child, the case gave the allure of something extremely valuable inside.

Opening it up, set in a custom mold, was a round acrylic disc wrapped in a velvet bag. Set within the acrylic was 6 or 8 small “MOON ROCKS”.

STOP. Did this really happen?

Yes, NASA provided a metal case of “MOON ROCKS” to my mother, told her the contents were invaluable, and to keep it safe.

We HAD THE MOON-ROCKS for about a week.

Mother dutifully set the impressive metal case under her bed every night.

DID YOU GUYS EVER HAVE THE MOON ROCKS AT YOUR HOUSE?

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