This sample is the only meteorite found among lunar rocks brought to earth.
"It a known fact that people only believe at those things on which they 'can' and 'want' to believe."
Are you interested in lunar rocks ?... then you will like to know about this too.
The Beginning of history.
After the Soviet space program's launch of the world's first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1) on October 4,1957, the attention of the United States turned toward its own fledgling space efforts. The U.S. Congress, alarmed by the perceived threat to national security and technological leadership (known as the "Sputnik crisis"), urged immediate and swift action; President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his advisers counseled more deliberate measures.-On July 29, 1958, Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA.
As we all know the first moon landing, was the of Apollo 11 on July 20/1969. (Wikipedia)
At July/69 Apollo11 brought 21.7 Kg. of samples and since September 12/1969 began his distributed.
NASA News Release P69-10177 / Sep 12, 1969 / Moon Surface Samples Distributed https://mira.hq.nasa.gov/history/ws/hdmshrc/all/main/DDD/42158.pdf
(page 201 -- 222, includes list of Principal Investigators and sample allocations.)
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This link shown the 'NEWS RELEASE'.This link some time open up, sometimes you are redirected to another page. Good luck !
When I based on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
I requested to NASA instructions on where to find this information, they responded: "...below is the link you asked us. The document to which you refer in your email starts in page 201."
Here also we know as NASA mocks the FOIA appeal honoring the "joke" of the sadly famous Henry Kissinger when he said: "...the illegal we do inmediately, the unconstitutional we take a little longer.
when the rocks crystallized or were formed on the lunar surface.
FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATE
September 12, 1969
RELEASE NO: 69-130 USS4]
MOON SURFACE SAMPLES DISTRIBUTED
Distribution of about 18 pounds of Moon rocks and dust (18 X 0.453 gms = 8.154 kgms)
to scientific investigators around the world begins today at
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned
Spacecraft Center near Houston, Texas.
Lunar samples collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts will
go to 106 principal investigators in the United States and
36 in eight other countries for analyses in university, l
industrial, and government laboratories.
The 4.2 kilograms of fine materials and chips and slices
of about 30 rocks totaling 4 kilograms are being distributed
for first-generation experiments. This makes up about onethird (1/3 from 21.7 = 7.2333 kgms)
of the lunar materials returned from man's first lunar
Another 15 per cent will be kept as examples of the types (15% from 21.7 = 3.2555 kgms)
of material returned from Tranquility Base, where the Apollo 11
Lunar Module landed July 20. The rest will be held for later
scientific experiments, from which a small amount may be available
on temporary loan for public display.
Since its return in sealed containers on July 25, all the
material has been under quarantine in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory
at the Manned Spacecraft Center where tests on animal
and plant life have shown no bad effects. Release of the samples
was approved by the Interagency Committee on Back Contamination,
set up to review NASA safeguards against the possibility of
contamination of the Earth by alien organisimns brought back from
Preliminary examinations in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory
have disclosed that there are two basic rock types: 1) compacted
lunar soil and 2) igneous rocks. The preliminary examination has
shown that the rocks have been lying on the lunar surface from
10 -150 million years. The igneous rocks crystallized from
3 - 4 billion years ago.
Each of the principal investigators or hi, representative
mus't personally accept his sample at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory,
and his plans for safeguarding the material must have
been approved by Manned Spacecraft Center administrative, scientific,
and security offici.als.
Of the 8.2 kilograms of samples being distributed,
approximately 3 kilograms will be destroyed in the course of the
planned experiments; the residues and the remaining 5.1 kilograms
will be returned to NASA. Investigators plan to report results of
their analyses early next year.
The types of investigation carried on by the principal
investigators include almost every type of ,measurement that has
been made on terrestrial igneous rocks or meteorites. The
principal types of measurement are:
1. Measurements of physical properties of r(. Ics and soil.
These data will help in understanding optical observations of the
Moon from Earth as well as future seismic experiments. Studies
of miscroscopic fission tracts and cosmic ray induced tracks will
help us understand the radiation history of the Moon.
Mineralogy and petrology which include the study of
the mineral content of the rocks and compositions of these
minerals. These studies will show how much water was present
The study will also show how surfaces were eroded by particles.
3. Studies of the chemical composition of the rocks
and fines. These studies will determine the concentration of
virtually every one of the 92 elements that occur on Earth and
in meteorites. Determinations of isotopic compositions of
strontium lead, and the rare gas elements (Ne, Ar, Kr, and Xe)
will determine the times of crystallization of the igneous rocks
and the times that rocks have laid on the lunar surface. Studies
of the rare gases in the soil will also furnish the first data on
isotopic compositions of solar materials.
4. Biologists and organic chemists will determine the
structures and relative abundances of compounds of carbon
indigenous in, and deposited on, the lunar surface; determine
the origin of the indigenous carbon compounds; catalog microstructures
in terms of organized elements and microfossils; and
define the presence or absence of viable lunar organisms.
listing of the principal investigators, their institutions,
the nature of their experiments, and their allocations of lunar
material follows. The allocations were based on the recommendations
of the Lunar Sample Analysis Planning Team. The exact allocations
will often depend on the size of individual rock chips that are
produced during chipping and cutting of the rocks. Special
samples including transparent rock slices and polished rock slices
are being prepared in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory during the
next two weeks.]
(The red is mine. If anyone wants a copy of this document we will gladly send it, so you can check missing 11.22 kilograms.)
IN ADDITION:On 1971, astronauts Gordon, Cooper and Bean crew of Apollo 12 traveled to Venezuela and gave to President Caldera a lunar rock and the flag.
It was not until August 2009 (40 years later) when due to the news on "The Moonstone of The Netherlands is fake", that two officials from the Department of State of the Unites States gave this information or rather did the mistake of giving this information. http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/2861027/Apollo-moon-rocks-missing
"NASA turned over the samples to the State Department to distribute," said Jennifer Ross-Nazzal,a NASA historian, in a e-mailed response to questions.
"We don't have any records about when and to whom the rocks were given." records about when and to whom the rocks were given."
" The Office of the Historian does not keep records of what become of the moon rocks, and to my knowledge, there is no one entity that does so,"" e-mailed Tiffany Hamelin, the State Department historian.}
I want you note that on this point NASA only knew that was giving samples brought from the moon, without leave a part as reference; were not classified and would go on begin to be studied.
"Bringing samples back from the moon wasn't the point of the mission", says Randy Korotev. "We didn't go to the moon to collect rocks, so we scientists are really lucky that we have this collection " Says R. Korotev. (ScienceDaily July 18,2009)
Please read full article Apollo11 Moon Rocks Still Crucial 40 Years Later,Say Researchers in : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090717150254.htm
EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions. By W. David Compton.
Published as NASA Special Publication - 4214 in the NASA History Series, 1989
We go to carefully analyze the words that follow, you don't needed guess who ordered and paid for writing this history.
"At the bottom of the page on : Public Interest In Lunar Samples, are these words : "Presentation samples - tiny portion of lunar dust,packaged in plastic vials and attractively mounted in plaques - were prepared for the world's heads of state and presented by astronauts or government officials on world tours. So far as can be determined, no lunar rocks were cut and polished as paperweights for the desk of VIPs."
And the next footnote to page:
["Forwarding the latter memo to George Low, Wilmot Hess (whose deputy, Anthony Calio, had drafted it for Gilruth's signature) stressed his own distaste for the plan to present large samples to VIPs - a distaste that was shared by the lunar scientists. Elbert King, who had been appointed first curator of lunar samples, did everything he could to prevent distribution of any lunar samples as souvenirs. When he first heard of the plan to present souvenirs to VIPs, his impression was that "they were talking about big polished pieces of rock for paperweights. . . . Here was priceless scientific material that was going to be cut up as political trophies." The White House proposal was even more offensive to King, and when a Washington paper called him to ask for his reaction, he commented that it would be unthinkable - a reaction which, he recalled later, "caused much unhappiness within the center, because here was someone (at MSC) disagreeing with the President, and that's very poor form." Elbert A. King, Jr., interview with L. S. Swenson, Jr., May 27, 1971, tape in JSC History Office files; Marti Mueller, "Trouble at NASA: Space Scientists Resign," Science 165 (1969): 776-79.]
[Nixon had already drawn considerable adverse criticism from some newspapers, which accused him of trying to turn Apollo to his own political advantage in spite of his negligible record of supporting the space program. His telephone call to the astronauts on the moon, the addition of his signature to those of the astronauts on the commemorative plaque on the lunar module Eagle, and his visit to the Hornet (on his way to a tour of Asia), were all cited as attempts to get unmerited credit for the Apollo accomplishment. See the editorial in theWashington Post, "Our Mark on the Moon," July 3, 1969; Herblock's cartoon "Lunar Hitchhiker," Washington Post, July 6, 1969; "Plaque Pique," Washington Evening Star, July 9, 1969; Marianne Means, "President Nixon and the Astronauts," Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, July 13, 1969; "Hate the President," Richmond (Va.) News Leader, July 15, 1969; William Hines, "Nixon Skims Off the Cream," Washington Sunday Star, July 27, 1969."] (71) (CHAPTER 9.-PRIMARY MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Public Interest in Lunar Samples.)
It is easy to understand why in those years the lunar rocks were not of much value to most people.
From time to time appears a moon rock for sale , and after disappears from news...and the stone It was legitimate or fake ?
NASA would like us to forget the delivery of the rocks of Apollo11 mission.
Think about it, the delivery of Goodwill Moon rocks Apollo17 on March 21/73 was done at a ceremony very well organized, which was given considerable publicity.
Their strategy has work for a long time, and people seemed to have forgotten the delivery of the Apollo11 lunar rocks. If any of those rock appeared, the 'conspirators' would only say: "This is not a lunar rock". (Is a Meteotite collected on the Moon's surface and brought to Earth between Apollo11 moon rocks)
It was meant to try to hide underneath the delivery from rocks Apollo11.
Anyone can see that when we talk of moon rocks from Apollo11, people interested in hiding the truth conveniently divert attention to the rock of Apollo17. See as sample:
NASA has never said from where took the bits to to make the Goodwill Apollo 11's moon-rocks displays; and they can't because they did not keep any sample of them. THIS ROCKS ARE TRULY UNIQUE.
But, NASA prefer that these samples be lost in anonymity.- As well as in the 70' an undetermined amount of lunar rock was thrown down to drain after being analyzed, since this was the condition imposed by NASA to laboratories where samples were delivered.
However, NASA has not forgotten these rocks , so on 1998 launched the " Operation Lunar Eclipse", to retrieve lunar rocks. "But which Lunar rocks ? "Those that lost" innocently without studying, or "dust" of 0.05 grams; sufficiently studied, classified, and which they still have enough ? (The chondrite labeled with the # 70017)
Only the silly might believe it.- But, I know through seizure has been recovered some samples, without making much noise , and 'legally'.
See the case mikestradingpost.net Moon rock Posted on eBay. http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-121799a.htm
Moon rock pulled from auction website
December 17, 1999 — A lunar rock, allegedly recovered by the astronauts during the first moon landing, has been pulled from a popular auction website. The eBay lot was removed voluntarily after collectSPACE alerted the seller to the illegal nature of his sale.
Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolen_and_missing_moon_rocks#Cyprus ( I wonder: What happened with Apollo11's rock ? )
Main article: Cyprus lunar sample displays
Moon rocks from Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 presented to the island nation of Cyprus were believed to have been destroyed or stolen in 1974 during the Turkish invasion. In September 2009, while cooperating with a worldwide hunt for Moon rocks with Associated Press reporter Toby Sterling (Netherlands Bureau) and Cyprus Mail reporter Lucy Millett, the daughter of the British Ambassador to Cyprus, Gutheinz was advised by his friend and space memorabilia expert Robert Pearlman (CollectSpace.com) that Pearlman had learned in 2003 that the Cyprus Goodwill Moon Rock was never presented to Cyprus, but retained by the son of an American diplomat. The American government was advised about this situation in 2003 and did nothing. Upon learning the truth Gutheinz reached out to both the American Embassy in Cyprus and the Cyprus Government to convey the fact; he then filed a request for a Congressional Inquiry into the case of the mising Cyprus Good will Moon Rock. Subsequently, he caused the facts about the Moon rock to be published in the press in order to motivate the person who had the Moon rock to do the right thing, and return it. The diplomat’s son thereaftes began negotiating with NASA's Office of Inspector General, and did so for 5 months until the Cyprus Goodwill Moon Rock was recovered. The diplomat's son's name has never been disclosed.
(Nor does the amount paid has been revealed.-) (The bold is mine.)