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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chad’s goodwill moon rock from the 1972 Apollo 17 lunar mission

Chad’s goodwill moon rock was a gift from the USA's Apollo 17 mission



The Chad National Museum is a national museum of Chad located in Chad's capital city of N'Djamena. The museum was established in 1962 and opened in 1984 however; many of its artifacts have gone missing due to the unsteadiness in the country. Chad has experienced decades of conflict and instability. The 1972 Apollo 17 lunar Moon rock aka the “goodwill moon rock” fragment is from a lava Moonstone.

NASA 1972
This was a goodwill gift from the United States of America Apollo 17 mission to Chad and nations worldwide. The good will rocks were distributed during president Nixon's term of office between 1973 and 1974. The splashdown and recovery of the Apollo 17 marked the end of the Apollo flight program.


The whereabouts of Chad’s goodwill moon rock is currently unknown. However, former NASA Office of Inspector General special agent Joseph Gutheinz is dedicated to finding missing goodwill moon rocks.

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