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In 1964, NASA sent a team of astronauts to Central Oregon in order to study volcanic geology to prepare for Apollo 15's trip on the moon, believing the High Desert to be similar to the moon's surface. One of the astronauts came to Farewell for lunar landing training and was given a sliver of Central Oregon lava rock to leave on the moon's surface by his host. The astronaut took this piece of Oregon with him and left it behind on the surface of the moon, where it remains to this day.

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