The Case for Tranquility Base: Proving the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Friday, July 19th
Presentation with Curator Steve Henrikson recounting the story of Alaska’s looted lunar heirloom, and other historical artifacts of the Apollo program—some of which are still on the moon, and visible from earth.
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In a lengthy legal action that culminated in 2012, the State of Alaska reclaimed title to a missing moon rock and Alaska flag collected on the Apollo 11 moon mission and presented to the people of Alaska by President Richard Nixon in 1969. Curator Steve Henrikson provided the Alaska State Department of Law, U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the FBI and NASA with critical information leading to the recovery of the artifact for the Alaska State Museum. Along the way, he learned fascinating information about moon rocks and other lunar artifacts which are--in addition to being interesting in their own right--useful in proving that the moon mission wasn’t staged in Hollywood, but an actual event from half a century ago. This presentation recounts the story of Alaska’s looted lunar heirloom, and other historical artifacts of the Apollo program—some of which are still on the moon, and visible from earth.
Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum
395 Whittier St
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Light Rain and 56 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are East at 9.2 MPH (8 KT). The pressure is 1019.9 mb and the humidity is 97%. The wind chill is 54. Last Updated on Jul 19 2019, 7:53 pm AKDT.