Reach out and touch a piece of the moon

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

If you can make it down to Tucson this weekend, you can touch a piece of the moon.

Shoot the MoonA lunar sock sample collected by Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972 will be on display 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Jan. 9-11, at the Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road, Tucson. Apollo 17 was America’s last manned mission to the moon, and the nearly 4-billion-year-old rock is one of only seven that members of the public are allowed to feel.

The Driven to Explore traveling exhibit will also feature models of the new Constellation Program’s Ares rockets and the Orion crew exploration vehicle that NASA is developing, as well as information about possible future moon missions.

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