Moon Rock Comes To West Michigan
A moon rock from the 1971 Apollo 15 lunar mission is coming to a western Michigan museum.
According to the Associated Press, the rock will be displayed starting Monday at Calvin College's Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum in Grand Rapids. A reception will be held at the museum Monday night. It will remain in the museum until Feb. 16, 2017.
Apollo 15 was the ninth lunar mission and the fourth to land on the moon. It was also the premier of the Lunar Rover, that remains at the landing site to this day.
Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin spent three days on the Moon, collecting 170 Lbs of lunar rocks and dirt. Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden continued to orbit the Moon, taking photos and mapping the surface.
Now is your chance to take the kids on a short drive, to see a rock that took a trip to the Moon to recover.