The Moon's First Piece Of Art May Have Been The Moon Museum

The Moon's First Piece Of Art May Have Been The Moon Museum

There might be Andy Warhol artwork on the moon, but it's hard to know for sure. Doesn't this sound like something people would be certain of? Perhaps the reason no one really knows is because the whole operation to get it there was super secret and, well, illegal. But the scandalous tale is not only believable, it's pretty likely.

The Moon Museum

is a tiny ceramic wafer that features the art of Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, David Novros, Forrest Myers, Robert Rauschenberg, and John Chamberlain. The artists contributed to this little chip in hopes of having it become the first art museum on the moon. And that wish may very well have come true. According to the rumors, an engineer working on the Apollo 12 mission in 1969 illegally affixed the chip to the leg of the module before take-off. The unnamed NASA insider then sent a telegram to sculptor and brains behind the operation,

Forrest "Frosty" Myers

, to confirm that the chip was on the module, unbeknownst to any other members of NASA. Is it true? Did it happen? Watch the videos below and decide for yourself.

A Journey Into The World Of Fixed Points

Is the Moon Museum fixed to the moon today?

16:26

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Did The Moon Museum Happen?

The rumors may very well be true.

10 Unusual Things Humans Have Left On The Moon

There is a replica of a gold olive branch on the moon as a symbol for peace among all mankind.

03:44

Key Facts In This Video

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    There is a replica of a gold olive branch on the moon as a symbol for peace among all mankind. (0:41)

  • 2

    There is a photograph of astronaut Charles Duke with his wife and kids on the moon. (1:27)

  • 3

    A falcon feather and a hammer were dropped at once on the moon, and both landed at the same time. (2:05)

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