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    Lunar Receiving Lab Bolted Container. This heavy-duty container was designed to provide complete isolation to and protection for samples collected from the Moon. Issued by the Lunar Receiving Lab, the container is made of chrome and its lid bears three large bolts to ensure an airtight seal. The Lunar Receiving Laboratory (LRL) facility at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center was constructed to quarantine astronauts and material brought back from the Moon. Samples of rock, dust, and soil collected by the Apollo astronauts were flown directly to the LRL and analyzed in glove-box vacuum chambers. Although the quarantine requirement was dropped beginning with Apollo 15, the LRL is currently used for study, distribution and safe storage of lunar samples. Measuring approximately 3" tall and 2.5" in diameter, the container is quite attractive and would serve as a terrific paperweight or conversation piece on any desk. Accompanied by a bright pink plastic bag issued by the Lab, bearing a "Cleaned for Service" sticker with a stamped date of August 30, 1972. In very fine condition.

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    25th Tuesday
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