The Apollo program had a great influence in my life. I have been a big fan of all things Apollo ever since I watched the lunar landings as a young kid. I have wanted to see a real lunar rock ever since which led me to start collecting meteorites including about a dozen lunar specimens. But, how cool would it be to have a lunar specimen that was brought back by an Apollo mission?!
Recently I had the opportunity to acquire two pieces of beta cloth that spent three days on the surface of the moon. They came from Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke. The pieces are tiny but, are covered in lunar dust. Here are a couple of pictures I took with a hand held microscope and my cell phone. One of them shows a glass spherule. I’m so excited to have this childhood dream come true.