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Comet and Meteorite Materials - Studied by Chemometrics of Spectroscopic Data


2013-06-18 (NHM)


Moon Rock (from NASA) exhibited in NHM


An 84 g piece of a moon rock was provided by NASA to the Natural History Museum (NHM) Vienna, as a long-term loan for exhibition.


The Administrator of NASA, Charles Bolden presented a talk about future goals of NASA, e. g., catching a small asteroid - "500 tons and 5 - 7 m diameter would be ideal".

[ORF report, newspaper report, in German].



84 g lunar basalt rock, collected 1971 by astronaut David Scott during the Apollo-15 mission (total material collected is 77 kg) - displayed in the Meteorite Collection of the NHM. Composition of this vulcanic rock is mainly pyroxene, feldspar, olivine; it is stored in a special box filled with dry nitrogen.




Administrator of NASA,

 Charles Bolden


Astronaut at space shuttle

1986, 1990, 1992, 1994.




 NHM Vienna

 18 June 2009




Köberl Christian, Director General of Natural History Museum Vienna, [web].

Brandstätter Franz, Curator of the Meteorite Collection, Head of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, Natural History Museum Vienna.

Ferrière Ludovic, Curator of the Rock Collection, Co-curator of the Meteorite Collection, Natural History Museum Vienna, [web].


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