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Goodwill moon rock on display at New York State Museum

Students and teachers from Mont Pleasant Middle School in Schenectady look over a moon rock fragment at the New York State Museum in Albany on Wednesday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Students and teachers from Mont Pleasant Middle School in Schenectady look over a moon rock fragment at the New York State Museum in Albany on Wednesday.
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Forty years after the last manned lunar mission, a piece of rock brought back by astronauts is on display at the New York State Museum. The rock collected during Apollo 17’s mission in December 1972 is part of the museum’s permanent collection and will be displayed in the lobby until Feb. 10. It was placed out for the public Wednesday, and people gravitated toward it right away, said Mark Schaming, museum director. Museum staffers weren’t ...


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