Apollo 11 Moon Rock Returns To Space

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A moon rock that was retrieved from the lunar surface by Apollo 11 crewmembers and later carried to the top of Everest by a mountaineering astronaut is back in outer space, thanks to the shuttle Endeavour.

As part of their final duties on their current mission, Endeavour crew placed the rock, along with fragments from Everest, in the International Space Station’s new, windowed cupola.

Endeavour commander George Zamka said the rocky samples, once separated by about 240,000 miles, will serve as “a reminder of man’s reach and man’s grit,” according to NASA.

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