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A Piece of the Moon: The Apollo 11 Moon Rock Gift to the World

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United Nations, October 23, 2023 On a historic day in 1970, the world witnessed a remarkable gesture of goodwill when then-U.S. President Richard Nixon presented samples of the Moon rock gathered by NASA astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission. These precious lunar samples had traveled from the Moon to Earth on the Apollo 11 spacecraft, marking a pivotal moment in the history of space exploration. Nixon’s decision to share these Moon rocks with the world was a symbolic and unifying act, underscoring the spirit of global cooperation. The Gift to the World President Nixon’s generous [Read More]

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