Moon rock exhibition coming to the Nevada State Museum

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CARSON CITY, NV (KOLO) - The Nevada State Museum is celebrating the first human steps on the Moon, 50 years ago.

The museum has a schedule of events planned for July 23-26 to mark the anniversary, including the display of two moon rocks.

The Goodwill moon Rocks were collected by astronauts on the moon and subsequently given to the people of Nevada. The museum says that each state received similar samples.

The museum is also offering guest speakers to talk about space exploration.

· On Tuesday, July 23, Dr. Richard Simmonds will be speaking about the history of the Apollo Lunar Quarantine Program.

· On Thursday, July 25, Paul MacNeilage, Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno will be talking about his research to use virtual reality to make training astronauts less expensive.

· On Friday, July 26, David Feil-Seifer, Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno will talk about his research into making robots collaborate with humans during space exploration.

All three lectures begin at 2 P.M.

The program is designed to look back at the past while "inspiring the future."

Nevada State Museum admission is $8 for adults and free for members and children 17 and younger.

Activities outside the museum or in the concourse are free.
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