After the Apollo 11 and Apollo 17 NASA moon missions in the 1960s, samples of moon rocks were given to each state in the nation. Minnesota seemed to have misplaced their Apollo 11 moon rocks, until they were rediscovered last year in a storage area in the St. Paul Veterans Service building.
The Minnesota History Center has been the keeper of the Apollo 17 moon rocks, and last week, the Apollo 11 moon rocks joined them on exhibit in the lobby of the Minnesota History Center.
It's free to see the moon rocks in the lobby. The moon rocks will be on display until Sunday February 3, during regular Minnesota History Center hours.