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Title: From Oak Ridge to the Moon (Y-12 Moon Box)

Abstract

Y-12 had a role in man’s first landing on the moon. We fabricated the “moon boxes” — lunar sample return containers — for the Apollo Program.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Y-12 (Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1341000
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; APOLLO LUNAR SAMPLE RETURN CONTAINER; MOON BOX; LUNAR SURFACE; Y-12; NASA; LUNAR MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Smith, Ray. From Oak Ridge to the Moon (Y-12 Moon Box). United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Smith, Ray. From Oak Ridge to the Moon (Y-12 Moon Box). United States.
Smith, Ray. Sun . "From Oak Ridge to the Moon (Y-12 Moon Box)". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341000.
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