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Rocks from moon and Everest to fly to ISS

By T.K. Randall
January 8, 2010 · Comment icon  comments

Image Credit: NASA
Rocks collected from the top of Mount Everest and the moon are to be flown in to space as a symbol of NASA's future explorations.
Scott Parazynski, the first astronaut ever to scale the world's highest mountain presented the rock samples that he collected himself during his expedition in 2009 along with some moon rock samples collected by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to George Zamka the commander of NASA's next space shuttle mission.
Two small rock samples — one from the top of our world and the second returned from another world — are ready to launch to the International Space Station as a symbol of NASA's continuing mission to explore.


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