NASA PRESENTATIONat Corvinus University Ambassadors from the Solar System
The atmosphere of our planet is reached by thousands of tons of meteoritic debris and cosmic dust daily. However, in most cases, we are not able to determine the parent body of these extraterrestrial materials found on Earth. But which are the ones whose origin we certainly know? And which are those rock and soil samples, that have been brought from space by man-made spacecraft? In the presentation, NASA experts, Norma Knotts and Raphael Grau, togehter with Hungarian environmental scientist and science journalist Nándor Rezsabek introduce these unique ,,ambassadors” from the solar system. They will pay special attention to the mare basalt, registered as 70215,41, which was collected during the last Apollo 17 mission by geologist-astronaut Jack Schmitt, in December 1972, on the edge of the Sea of Serenity, 60 kms from the Lunar Module. The moon rock tours the Earth as a real Rock Star, and its last Hungarian appearance is organized by the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, in the American Corner of Corvinus University of Budapest. The presentation is partly in Hungarian. Attandance is free but registration is required.