A moon rock has landed at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, and an Apollo astronaut is on the way.
Executive Director Jim Rollings has just returned from Houston where he picked up the lunar material for display at the museum.
The loan from NASA coincides with the visit of Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, one of only 8 men still living who walked on the moon.
"Edgar is such an interesting person to listen to," Rollings told WDBJ7 Tuesday morning. "He can tell you what it felt like to walk on the surface of the moon, but then to turn around and see one of these rocks at the same time, we hope that everyone will enjoy that opportunity."
The moon rock goes on display Wednesday, and will remain at the Science Museum for two months. Mitchell will visit Blacksburg and Roanoke for a series of events on September 20th and 21st. For more information on his appearances, click on the following link: Science Museum of Western Virginia