[meteorite-list] meteorites/moonrock _at_ Onizuka Space Center in Hawaii
From: Sharkkb8_at_aol.com <Sharkkb8_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:57 2004
I recently returned from a wonderful dive trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.
At the airport north of Kailua-Kona, there is a modest museum dedicated to
the memory of Lt. Col. Ellison Onizuka, a Kealakekua, Hawaii native and one
of the crew members who died in 1986 aboard the Challenger. The museum is
largely aimed at kids, lots of interactive educational displays, etc, but
they did have a cabinet with several meteorite specimens (definitely
suffering from a combination of the tropical locale and lack of curation) -
there were also some pretty familiar meteorite books alongside:
The "piece de resistance" was a 177.3 gram piece of Lunar Sample 74255,
obtained in the Apollo 17 mission.
I asked how much they wanted for it, but they were unamused. ;-)
Received on Tue 09 Jan 2001 01:29:20 AM PST