Walter Anderson Museum Receives "Moon Tree"

Reported by: Mark Armstrong
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Updated: 7/11 9:42 pm
There's a tree in Ocean Springs that's out of this world. Friday, former astronaut, Charles Duke, dedicated a moon tree for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.

The tree is descended from seeds brought to the moon in 1971 by Colonel Stuart Roosa on the Apollo 14 mission. Roosa's daughter is the director of the museum and collects these trees.

Duke says, “This one will be planted in the fall on the grounds of the museum. I’m here to dedicate it and support the museum. The family is very good friends of ours and he was my best friend in the astronauts’ office.”

The pine tree will be planted on the grounds of the Walter Anderson Museum in the fall.




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