One owner, only used on a Sunday
Many miles though...
July 20, 1969 = Sunday
Moon dust - nasty stuff.
I enjoyed the following podcast from the public Australian broadcaster ABC:
"The dust is like fine sand, but with sharp edges. Despite being the biggest environmental hazard, organisers of the Apollo missions took little account of the dust. It was a real problem causing batteries to overheat. It pierced space suits, and clogged equipment. The Chinese have already deployed 3 robotic missions to the Moon. Brian O’Brien, a professor of space science who helped astronauts prepared for the Apollo missions says the Chang’e 3 rover Yutu which landed in 2013 moved 100m on its first day, but hasn’t moved since, due to the effects of lunar dust. Studies of lunar dust will now be a priority for future"
The IT angle is that Prof O'Brien had to dig out his old computer tapes of the data from his lunar experiments cos NASA had lost theirs.
RE: "Moon dust - nasty stuff."
Arthur C. clarke - A Fall of Moondust.
I think I'm due a re-read.
"... was instead lumped into a lot of items the US Marshall's service set for auction in 2015."
Wait, what? And was Jack Carter involved in any way?
the (by now empty) lunar sample bag
Oh, I bet there are a few specs of lunar regolith somewhere in there. Anyone who's ever taken a bag or backpack to the beach knows that you'll be cleaning the sand out of it forever.