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February 6, 2006

This Moon Dust Is Making Me Thirsty

Have you ever wondered what the moon tastes like?

Well wonder no more Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke has you're answer.

"It is really a strong smell," radioed Apollo 16 pilot Charlie Duke. "It has that taste -- to me, [of] gunpowder -- and the smell of gunpowder, too." On the next mission, Apollo 17, Gene Cernan remarked, "smells like someone just fired a carbine in here."

You ask yourself how would one end up discovering the taste of the moon. Simple it's NASA procedure for coming in contact with unknown objects. I've summarized the procedure below:

1. Give Specimen a catalgue number
2. Record visual observation of object and it's properties
3. Record tactial properties (smooth, rough ,etc.)
4. Record scent - Gentle waft the object towards yourself and record.
5. Record taste - Be careful! Only taste it a little bit by quickly contacting the tip of your tongue to the object. Wait for reaction. If no reaction take a larger lick and record your findings. Note if object is delicious please do not eat it all.
6. Seal Specimen and attach report.


Posted by hypnobee at February 6, 2006 11:46 AM