Where Did Commander Scott's Spacesuit Get Its Dust?

September 16, 2015 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Museum in Washington, DC

Commander David Scott’s Apollo 15 spacesuit was a marvel of technology that allowed him to perform three long EVAs across the lunar surface. It is made even more fascinating by the Moon dust that covers it. Join planetary scientist Gareth Morgan as he discusses the origin of the dust, the geological setting in which Commander Scott picked it up, and the problems it poses for human missions.

Meet at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall on the first floor.

About the Ask an Expert lecture series: Every Wednesday at noon in the National Mall Building, a Museum staff member talks to the public about the history, collection, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum.