Mystery Of The Missing Moon Rock
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A story of the stolen goodwill moon rock gifted to Chad.
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.
This was a goodwill gift from the United States of America Apollo 17 mission to Chad and nations worldwide. The goodwill 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.
By Chic African Culture
Astronaut Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Astronaut African food
6 Cups Cornbread, Prepared, Crumbled
1 ¾ Cups Chicken Broth
1 ¼ Cups Onions, Chopped
¾ Cups Celery, Chopped
2 teaspoons Unsalted Butter
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes
1 teaspoon Dried Sage
Preheat convection oven to 325° F. Conventional oven should be heated to 350° F. Grease 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Peel onions and puree in food processor. Place in bowl. Set aside. Finely chop celery in food processor. Add to onion puree. Set aside. Heat sauté pan over medium heat. Melt butter and sauté onion and celery mixture until soft about 5 minutes. Add to crumbled, prepared cornbread. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine salt, poultry seasoning, black pepper, parsley and sage. Add to cornbread-sautéed vegetable mixture. Add chicken broth. Mix well. Spoon dressing into prepared baking pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes at 325° F or 350° F, depending on oven.
One serving of cornbread dressing will weigh approximately 145g prior to freeze-drying and 50g after freeze drying. It should also be noted, space flight food recipes are designed with significant flavoring to compensate for the freeze-drying process.
Cornbread is a bread containing cornmeal and popular all over the world