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Sep 25, 2019
2:24AM

NASA says 1969 moon landing lab to be demolished next year

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American space agency, NASA has said that the Houstonbuilding where Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong and his colleagues emergedfrom quarantine after their 1969 moon mission has fallen into disrepair andwill be demolished.

 

According to a media report, the Lunar ReceivingLaboratory at Johnson Space Center hasn't been used for two years and willlikely be torn down next year.

 

The building, completed in 1967, was designed toisolate the astronauts and lunar rock samples until it was clear they weren'tcarrying disease.

 

A 2015 economic analysis determined that the historicbuilding has structural and electrical problems and can not be saved. Areplacement building will house artifacts saved from original lab.

 

NASA's decision comes justmonths after celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunarfootsteps by Apollo 11 astronauts.


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