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[Trivia]How much of the moon was brought to Earth?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Steve, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    Title says it all. What say you? What quantity of lunar material has been brought back to Earth by manned missions?

    Kilograms or pounds, please ;)
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  3. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old school Conservative

    The early on-foot missions didn't bring a lot, they also had limited on-surface time. The last three missions were multi-day campouts and with the rovers they brought a lot more of the bacon home.

    I would guess about 800 pounds, 363 Kilograms spread out amongst the 6 landings.
  4. Piobaireachd

    Piobaireachd Full Member

    My guess is 200 lbs.
  5. MadMag

    MadMag Gort..Klaatu barata nikto

    2000 lbs. Sounds high, but Just thought I remember it was higher amount than I would have normally guessed.
  6. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    One of you is extremely close to the correct answer, by my source ;)
  7. Bioburglar2

    Bioburglar2 Registered User

    69.154185 kilograms?
  8. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    Heh, no :)

    According to my source, which I can't recall at this second and didn't bookmark but I think it was somewhere from msnbc.com, it was 365 kilograms.

    Todd came very close, good showing!

    800 pounds is a lot of payload to bring back, if you think about it!
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  10. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    The Russians had at least one robotic mission that returned lunar material. Was that included in the total?
  11. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    Lunar or earth weight?
  12. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    No, they brought an additional 2/3 of a pound.
  13. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old school Conservative

    I think you meant me? I guessed 363 kilos.
  14. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old school Conservative

    Here you go, by mission:

    Apollo 11: 47.5
    Apollo 12: 75.7
    Apollo 14: 93.2
    Apollo 15:170
    Apollo 16:211
    Apollo 17:243.7
    Total Wt:841.1 lbs/381.5 kg

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