Moon Rock at Expo '70
Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:28 AM
Is it true that there was a Moon rock displayed at the U.S. Pacilion at Expo '70?
Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:42 AM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:39 PM
and a close-up view of the rock itself:
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:51 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:19 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:06 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:00 PM
The U.S. Pavilion also showed off the actual Apollo 8 command module.
Here is an interesting university study on "long-term memory", centering on how accurately Japanese visitors to Expo 70 remember what they saw today. The moon rock is discussed on page 10.
http://www.cust.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/fac ... derson.pdf
The authors compare memories of Expo 70 to studies recording memory accuracy for Expo 67, Expo 86 and Expo 88. An interesting topic. It explores the reasons why some memories are more vivid than others, and why they are stronger for some people, but not all people.
Posted 03 February 2008 - 04:40 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:59 PM
Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:00 PM
Here's something interesting that I found on the web (http://www.spacepatches.nl/apollo/palta8.html):
"In 1970 the LTA-8 descent stage, together with the ascent stage of the unflown LM-2, spent several months at the Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. Upon return the LTA-8 ascent and descent stages were reunited and put on display at the JSC visitor center where they can still be seen today."
So I guess the LEM in this picture is LTA-8. Another legacy nailed down!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:33 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users