Beth LeBlanc

9:02am

Thu May 1, 2014
Local

Lufkin natural history museum lands NASA moon rock exhibit

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell traverses the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971.
Credit NASA

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin unveiled an almost 4 billion-year-old moon rock display this week that is on permanent loan from NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It came from the Apollo 14 space mission, and is the largest moon rock sample in NASA’s display collection.

Museum CEO Neal Naranjo says last year the museum displayed a small sample for a short time, and more than 330 school tours came through the museum to see it.

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