Colorado’s once missing moon rock to be unveiled

GOLDEN — Colorado’s once missing moon rock is about to go on public display.

Gov. Bill Ritter and Colorado School of Mines president Bill Scoggins will unveil the rock today at the school in Golden, its new home.

The Nixon administration gave former Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof the rock in 1974. It was a piece of moon rubble from the Apollo 17 mission and all 50 states and more than 130 foreign countries received samples.

Many have turned up missing and some student researchers have been trying to track them down. In June, Vanderhoof was questioned by a reporter and said he had the missing rock.

Vanderhoof said he didn’t think anyone else was interested and offered to give the rock to a museum.

It will be on display starting Monday.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Hygienist

    Dental needed for permanentPart-Time position.3 days/week.

  • Controller

    for Grand Junction Housing Authority. Key position responsible for high...

  • Moa, Lpn, Or Rn

    Western Colorado Physicians Group is seeking anfor a full-time po...

  • Private Investigator

    Must be computer literate, pass background check, have valid drivers ...

  • Electronic Tech Jobs

    ATTENTION VETS!in the FAA. VRA Eligibleapplicants only.Ap...

  • Therapist

    Solutions WellnessCenter, a newly established innovative behavioral h...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy