Inside: The Great Scott Rock
The “Great Scott Rock” rock is displayed at the Adler Planetarium. It weighted about 21.3 pounds before scientist cut it apart for study. It was named “Great” because it was Apollo 15’s largest rock sample, and “Scott” after astronaut David R. Scott (Gemini 8, 1966, Apollo 9, 1969, and Apollo 15, 1971).
The Gemini 12 space capsule, flown by James Lovell and Buzz Aldrin in 1966:
What happened after the Gemini Program? “We went to the Moon!”
- 6 Moon Landings
- 12 men on the Moon
- 2 Moon Orbiting Missions
- 842 pounds of Moon Rocks and Soil
- Over 80 Hours of Moon Walks
- Almost 11 Hours of Moon Driving
Source: the Adler Planetarium
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