• This extraordinary Moon rock, known as 10021,79, is a regolith breccia formed when an energetic impact on the lunar surface sintered the fine lunar soil into rock. The soil that comprises this rock came from older impact events and volcanic processes that occurred over billions of years. This rock was directly outside the Lunar Module when Neil Armstrong placed his foot on the lunar soil and collected the first lunar sample. It was the first sample picked up from the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

  • This extraordinary Moon rock, known as 10021,79, is a regolith breccia formed when an energetic impact on the lunar surface sintered the fine lunar soil into rock. The soil that comprises this rock came from older impact events and volcanic processes that occurred over billions of years. This rock was directly outside the Lunar Module when Neil Armstrong placed his foot on the lunar soil and collected the first lunar sample. It was the first sample picked up from the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

NASA Astromaterials 3D:

Please visit Astromaterials 3D, which officially launched to the public on NASA’s web platform on December 15, 2020!! Astromaterials 3D is a virtual library for exploration and research of NASA’s space rock collections for researchers and the general public. Check back here again soon for a behind-the-scenes look into how this project with NASA was created!