On 2002-01-02 22:39, Peter B wrote:
I'm writing a pamphlet for our local skeptics group to hand out to members of the public, explaining how we know the Moon landings took place.
One thing I wanted to compare was the amount of lunar material returned by the Apollo missions and the unmanned Soviet missions.
Can anyone tell me roughly how much was returned in each case? I understand it was about 350 kilograms from Apollo, and a few grams from the Soviet mission(s).
Luna 16 - 101 grams
Luna 20 - 30 grams
Luna 24 - 170 grams
Apollo total - 382 kilograms
There are also several kilograms of meteorites from the Moon:
Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.