Apollo 15 Moon Rock - Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum - Yorba Linda, CA
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N 33° 53.347 W 117° 49.161
11S E 424235 N 3750163
Quick Description: This moon rock resides inside the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, the birthplace of Richard Nixon.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2014 7:06:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMKHP7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Located inside the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is a moon rock that was brought back to Earth during the Apollo 15 mission. There's a placard next to the moon rock that reads:

Apollo 15 Moon Rock

Brought to Earth on August 7, 1971

Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin collected this black basalt, a cooled and hardened piece of lunar lava 3.3 billion years old, from the Mare Imbrium ("Sea of Showers"). The plains of basalt are called maria (Latin for "seas") because ancient atronomers, who could only make observations with the naked eye, thought that these vast, dark regions on the Moon's surface might be full of water. NASA presented this rock to President Richard Nixon on September 15, 1972.


This Library and Museum is full of artifacts and treasures from Richard Nixon's days as president and is also his birthplace and the home he was raised in still stands on the grounds.

Type of Display: Geological

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