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!”

Apollo achievements:

  • 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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26 thoughts on “Inside: The Great Scott Rock

  1. There was a beautiful full moon tonight 🙂 I would have loved to be able to go into space and fly closer to the moon but I think that so much of her beauty is from the views looking down to her surface, perhaps landing on the moon would have spoilt that magic for me!


  2. What a glorious idea to adopt such a magnificent subject for your post,Amy !!! You are so inventive,my friend ~~~~♥ Both photos are absolutely compelling and captivating ! Bravo !!!


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