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Goodwill Moon Rock

On the other side of the wall from the Apollo 11 display was a display case which had an Apollo couch, some models, and the state of Georgia's Goodwill Moon Rock.

The Goodwill Moon Rock is a presentation consisting of fragments from a moon rock (sample 70017), recovered by Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt. The collection of this Apollo 17 sample was made on live television, and astronaut Gene Cernan likened the rock, which was "composed of many fragments, of many sizes, and many shapes, probably from all parts of the Moon" with "fragments of all sizes and shapes -- and even colors -- that have grown together to become a cohesive rock, outlasting the nature of space, sort of living together in a very coherent, very peaceful manner" to the nations of the world. The Apollo 17 presentations came to be known as "Goodwill Moon Rocks."

collectSPACE maintains additional information about the Apollo 17 Goodwill Moon Rock displays.

Like the Apollo 11 display, this was present in 2004 but had been removed by 2005.

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