Today, you are a member of… Extra Vehicular Activity

Remember the 1970s, Members? A ridiculous era. Nixon still existed as a political force and there were like, 5 TV channels, if you counted UHF. If you don’t remember the 1970s, good for you, you stinkin’ Millennial! Regardless of your age, it’s important to note that, despite John Travolta’s dance moves and the raging of an unwinnable war called “military action”, NASA actually sent big, mostly hairless monkeys to the moon this week in 1972, under the auspices of the Apollo 17 program, and two of said astronauts did the space walk that is the last to date. On their romp on the rock, they collected a bunch of stuff, stuff weird in a geologic way, like Troctolite 76535, picked up near the site pictured above (Tracy’s Rock in the Taurus-Littrow Valley). Ole Trocty is the oldest sample of unshocked lunar rock and it indicates the Moon perhaps had a dynamic metallic core which means the place had a magnetic field. That said, this week, Members, you don’t have to wear wide collars or pantsuits, nor do you need to reach escape velocity to find evidence of your magnetism.

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