Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the lunar surface more than 50 years ago. However, NASA is still investigating the samples they returned on July 20, 1969 and the rest of the Apollo series. Apollo 11, like the following six missions, had the primary goal of collecting samples of the lunar surface – totaling 382 kilograms – to learn more about the history of the moon and the solar system. The Moon Samples Building at Johnson Space Center is the main camp for the 400 Apollo Samples. In June, for the first time in 48 years, two more buildings were opened, which scientists called the "Holy Grail" of the rehearsals.
There, however, 15 per cent of anything collected by the moon is kept in a secret location, as Andrea Mosie, laboratory supervisor at the Johnson Space Center, revealed during " Smarter Every Day "YouTube Series a month later .
She told host Destin Sandlin, "This is the immaculate specimen vault, and all samples are still in nitrogen cabinets and also [separated]] after mission."
"You can look up there, you can see the mission, just so.
"This is Apollo 1
Then Mr. Sandlin asked the key question and asked, "Why do not we have her in several places?"
Ms. Mosie admitted, "There is another remote facility that we have, just in case Johnson's cases Space Center Destroyed
"We stored 15 percent of the samples in a remote location to keep them elsewhere, so I can say."
"That's why we call it remote."
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. Ms. Mosie then examined one of the samples and revealed to the cameras how they were examined.
She added, "Each of them has a security seal, which means that we have inventoried each pattern in these cabinets and we know that our database has ever patterns, every container number, every sample weight and every description.
"We have a description Of all the rocks have been described.
"Here is an open tray with There is no seal on it, and there are the Apollo 15 samples.
The Lunar Laboratory has two adjacent vaults, one for rocks still in lunar condition, and a smaller vault for samples previously held for study purposes.
Approximately 70 percent of The original transports are housed in the immaculate vault, which has two combinations and requires two people to unlock.
The remainder is used for research purposes, displayed or stored in a safe location.
Of the six manned lunar missions, Apollo 11 was the least successful Samples, 48 pounds or 22 kilograms.
It was the first landing of astronauts, and NASA wanted to minimize their time and risk on the moon.
What is left of this mission – about three quarters of scientific studies , Public Exhibitions and Gifts of Good Will in 1969 – the remainder is largely at Raumtem preserved arched.