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As a former research analyst at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory (LRL) during the Apollo program (1969-1972), Tom R. Chambers has designed these posters utilizing NASA images to provide impetus for returning to the Moon. He wants to recapture the excitement that he felt almost 50 years ago. Chambers misses that era and its extraordinary accomplishments.
He worked in the Biological Sciences section of the LRL. He subjected various animal species to the Lunar Fines (soil) to look for microbes, pathogens (infections). The following photograph shows Chambers and his boss, Landrum Young working in their laboratory. Chambers was fresh out of college, and only 22 years old at the time.
In the above photo, Landrum Young injects a quail with a Lunar soil suspension as Chambers looks on. The suspension was prepared from the soil brought back from the Moon by the Apollo 12 astronauts. Notice the containment cabinets [The Lunar Quarantine Program] that Chambers and Young are working in. They co-wrote a scientific article on the exsanguination of the mouse to obtain a blood sample for testing after exposure to the Lunar soil suspension. It was published in the Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JAALAS), and it received "Best Technical Paper" published in the journal for 1971 by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
Chambers had the opportunity to return to the Lunar Receiving Laboratory (Building 37) and visit the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility (Building 31) in 2016. A Facebook photo album and videos follow:
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