10 Interesting Items Astronauts Brought To The Moon



Between 1969 and 1972, during the Apollo missions 11 through 17, twelve astronauts stepped foot on the moon. With them, tucked away in all manner of compartments and holes were various bits of gear, both large in size and quite small. Most of which were completely official, sent directly by NASA itself. However, some astronauts decided to sneak their own items aboard. Perhaps these items were just for luck, or perhaps they had some other meaning behind them. Here are ten interesting items astronauts brought to the moon with them.

Falcon Feather

Astronaut David Scott, of Apollo 15, wanted to test Galileo’s principle of the Moon having no air, so there would be no air resistance. He dropped both a hammer and a Falcon feather from the same height.

Bread And Wine For Communion

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the most famous astronauts in the entire world, actually took Communion on the Moon. To do so, he had to bring both bread and wine so he could give thanks in his own special way. He would read a verse of the gospel of John before consuming both.