|Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard|
|Minnesota's moon rocks, which are encased in a lucite globe.|
Moon rocks from the Apollo 11 moon landing found a safe home yesterday at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul.
The Minnesota National Guard recently found the moon rocks tucked away and forgotten among military artifacts in a storage unit in the Veteran's Service Building in St. Paul.
When Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins returned to Earth on July 21,1969 after the first moon landing, they brought home several pounds of moon rocks. President Nixon then gave out many of the rocks, from both Apollo 11 and from later mission Apollo 17, as gifts to 135 nations and the 50 states.More »