• 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:

Project Launch: Late November/early December 2020… Stay tuned!