Moon Rock Damaged in Attempted Theft

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Summary

A triangular bit of moon rock, on display at the National Air and Space Museum and left uncovered for the public to touch, is chipped and scratched by apparent thieves. The rock, on view since the incident, has been cordoned off as a permanent guard post.

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Office of Protective Services)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Juan Williams, "Lunar-Minded Thief Tries To Get a Piece of the Rock," Washington Post, 12 September 1978, p. B3

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September, 1976

Topic

  • Lunar Sample
  • Vandalism
  • Theft

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