Joe Gutheinz, aka The Moon Rock Hunter, will take us on his journey to locate and recover Apollo-era Moon rocks--some of the most valuable items on Earth. We will journey with him in his undercover law enforcement sting operation, Operation Lunar Eclipse, where with the help of billionaire H. Ross Perot and a team of Federal Agents he recovered the Honduras (Apollo 17) Goodwill Moon Rock--asking price 5 million dollars. After retiring from NASA Office of Inspector General, Joe and 1000 of his graduate students have helped find an additional 78 Apollo moon rocks, at least three of which were brought home by U.S. governors upon leaving office.
FREE with Museum admission.
To honor our newest exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, we're proud to introduce a new program series to complement the stories behind the artifacts, people, and places that made the Moon landing possible.
To The Moon! program series will feature a wide-ranging selection of scientists, space experts, historians, authors, pilots, and more, who will speak about lunar exploration, past, present, and future.