Sunday, April 13, 2014

UAE: Moon Rock and the Hope For World Peace

This plaque can be found at the Al Ain National Museum in the United Arab Emirates.

This flag of your nation was carried to the moon aboard 
Spacecraft America during the Apollo XVII Mission, 
December 7-19, 1972.  
Presented to the people of the 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 
From the people of the United States of America.  
RICHARD NIXON
1973


This fragment is a portion of the rock from the Taurus Littrow Valley of the Moon.  It is given as a symbol of the unity of human endeavor and carries with it the hope of the American people for a world at peace.

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