Missing Moon Rocks


Executive Summary


This documentary, created by an MSU film crew led by Academic Specialist and 21-time Emmy Award winner Troy Hale, explores one of NASA’s most curious mysteries—the missing moon rocks. Of more than 270 moon rocks brought to earth by the Apollo missions that were given as gifts to the states and nations of the world, more than half went missing. This documentary follows NASA special investigator Joseph Gutheinz, who has been looking for answers surrounding these missing rocks for more than a decade.  ‘Missing Moon Rocks’ dives into how and why these priceless moon rocks were so easily misplaced and forgotten, along with the efforts to bring them back.


Official Site: http://moonfilm.cas.msu.edu/Moon_Rock_Film/Moon_Rocks.html

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xBPKUOLrCMo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissingMoonRocks/


Nominations and Awards

  • Emmy Award: Best Documentary, Historical, Won
  • Orlando Film Festival 2014, Best Short Documentary, Nominated


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Non-exclusive licensing rights available


Inventors: Troy Hale


Tech ID: TEC2014-0074


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Jody Lancia
Technology Manager
Michigan State University
Troy Hale