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Moon Trees

A cache by phat.bak Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/27/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Coordinates above are bogus! Apollo 14 launched in the late afternoon of January 31, 1971 on what was to be our third trip to the lunar surface. Five days later Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the Moon while Stuart Roosa, a former U.S. Forest Service smoke jumper, orbited above in the command module.

Packed in small containers in Roosa's personal kit were hundreds of tree seeds, part of a joint NASA/USFS project. Upon return to Earth, the seeds were germinated by the Forest Service. Known as the "Moon Trees", the resulting seedlings were planted throughout the United States (often as part of the nation's bicentennial in 1976) and the world. They stand as a tribute to astronaut Roosa and the Apollo program.

Go to this page for a list of known trees: Moon Trees
or Second Generation Moon Trees

Sadly, Stuart Roosa passed away in December, 1994. The Moon Trees continue to flourish, a living monument to our first visits to the Moon and a fitting memorial to Stuart Roosa. Believed locations of some Moon Trees are listed below, but no list was ever kept nor any systematic tracking made of the disposition of all the trees.

Include the tree's coordinates! The usual locationless cache rules apply - one find per geocacher and each tree can only earn a "smilie" for the first finder. Subsequent visits are encouraged, as are photos, but please log these as a "note". Second generation trees count also, but please identify it as such. Those logs not following these rules will be deleted. The main goal is to have each tree visited and find as many of the unknown trees as possible. If you find and log an unlisted tree, you must provide proof it is a Moon Tree.

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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:44 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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