Where does NASA keep the Moon Rocks? – Smarter Every Day 220

Where does NASA keep the Moon Rocks? – Smarter Every Day 220

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57 Responses

  1. SmarterEveryDay says:

    Andrea (the lab manager) is awesome.

    I must confess. Any “wingeing” you hear from Brady Haran about how long this collab took is 100% true. We filmed this 4 years ago (!). He’s bugged me to publish it every two months or so, so as a way to express my sincere apology I’d like to humbly request that you go watch his video and consider subscribing on Objectivity. Also, if you do so, please leave a comment about how it was worth the wait and he should quit his wingeing. Here’s his video. (I didn’t know about the Genesis Rock!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvhLBzsDwSQ

    Also check out Joe Hanson’s video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr28zMXQ3bU

    • BigRedRidingBear says:

      @Kenjiro5775 look it up boomertard

    • LKLM Media says:

      Thought I was about to watch something I had seen before…Now I know why visa vee the 2month publis cycle. Proceeding to watch for a 4th time I think 🙂

    • Kenjiro5775 says:

      @BigRedRidingBear Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. You made the claim and that means the burden of proof is on your shoulders, not mine. Your claim is as valid as the moon being made of cheese.

    • 3 Hotz N a Cot says:

      SmarterEveryDay Those aren’t moon rocks that’s petrified wood

    • Kenjiro5775 says:

      @3 Hotz N a Cot You don’t get it, do you. You need to prove a claim, or you are just another science denying hack, of whom there are thousands. When you are ignorant of science, woo sounds just as plausible.

  2. Robert Zeurunkl says:

    Wait! You mean that the “Moon Rocks” I bought in the Planetarium gift shop when I was a kid are NOT actual moon rocks?

  3. Steven Stringer says:

    i would have guessed she was mid 30’s early 40’s 0.o

    I also have a much larger respect for astronauts. I had no idea they had to be so miticulous with their sample collections.

  4. Matt Barnett says:

    Has anyone else learned more form this channel then high school and college? I have!

  5. bruenor82 says:

    They knew how famous the astronauts on Apollo 11 were gonna be so they didn’t bother adding their names to the mission patches.

    • Acme. Nipp-on-AiR says:

      That praxis was common procedure from the first manned mission with Mercury up till know. Also on every Sojuz-flight to the ISS you have a specific logo with the names of the astronauts on it. And the same was with every space shuttle mission and every other mission from 1961 onwards.

  6. LizinTexas says:

    My grandmother worked and retired from this department at JSC. I appreciate this video so much.

  7. Shelley Okeeweehow says:

    Thank you for sharing your video, it was very informative and fascinating ??

  8. Braeden Hamson says:

    You have no idea how much I love Smarter Every Day, like I can’t even explain it

  9. Armaan Ali says:

    I don’t know why I was half-expecting Destin to mess something up lol
    Awesome video, seriously!

  10. earfluffy says:

    Destin must have had the most amazing expressions on his face during filming this video. I was grinning like an idiot and I wasn’t even there.

  11. Travis Ely says:

    Really appreciate what you do Destin. Making a huge difference for all of us. Keep on keepin on.

  12. DERP XD says:

    “I hope i don’t need to pee in this.”

    “I hope you do”

    That’s the most evil thing i’ve ever heard


    Andrea sounds like a great teacher, I appreciate everyone working there for their diligence in work. Good work, Destin.

  14. Virgil Kellogg says:

    She’s looking at him like I’m trusting you to hold this so don’t mess up

  15. Chandan Bhowal says:

    The level of complexity for cataloguing and keeping track of practically every tiny sand brought from moon is mind boggling

    • Chandan Bhowal says:

      @:mark-edward. The so called destroyed technology very much exists. What doesnt exist anymore is the practical knowhow and supply chain to create a Saturn V. The OG engineers built the part with their hands by measuring things with Veriner Calipers and trial and error and those people are long gone. Today,parts are constructed using CAD and robots. Simply putting in the values wont do. Check out the F1B engine. It is an upgrade to the OG F1 which was developed recently as a part of a competition.

    • Christian Danielsson says:

      But not so much tracking of the telemetry data tapes from the first “moonlanding”!

    • camtwan1 says:

      It’s a rouse lol, just look at that “lab.” There is literally nothing. Not to mention the women in charge of these billion dollar samples.

    • Chandan Bhowal says:

      @camtwan1 This isn’t a lab. This is a cataloguing centre.

    • Chandan Bhowal says:

      @Christian Danielsson But the data for the rest of the Apollo missions still exist for reason.

  16. Larz says:

    If everyone has to wear a bunny suit to prevent contamination, why don’t you have to wear a face mask too? Seems like there could be be contamination with organic particles from respiration.

    • Gener Asong says:

      @Robert Langford Well…stupid people are everywhere…. thinking they know more than the experts…. just laugh, maybe they’ll go away HAHAHA

    • LowLying says:

      Larz did anyone hire lars for his superior opinions on space artifact protection??? Nah I didn’t think anyone asked lars anything ever.

    • Cole Lee Aerial says:

      Its all staged.

    • Acme. Nipp-on-AiR says:

      Well, there is a reason, why they don’t need to worry about our tissues etc: Because they know, that these particles on the rock cannot be from the moon, as we know, that there is no life on the moon, especially no life, that has a human DNA.

  17. shinden15 says:

    From grain bins to underwater laser to moon rocks. Oh boy.

  18. Matthew Schell says:

    Once a sample is sent out and returned what happens to it? It can’t be put back with the other samples right?

  19. Jester says:

    the real moon rocks be with snoop and he smokin them

  20. Ismail Mustafa says:

    Me: Was the first moon landing fake
    Andrea:YES IT IS

    • Acme. Nipp-on-AiR says:

      No it wasn’t. None of the moon missions were fake. Proof: The russians would have said, if they were.

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