In the fall of 1965, the US Geological Survey leased this building at 16-18 Mikes Pike as a place where astrogeologists could analyze rock samples used in NASA astronaut education. Perhaps you didn’t know that every Apollo astronaut that walked on the moon trained in Flagstaff. Part of that training entailed what to look for when collecting rock samples on the lunar surface.
Want to learn more about Astronaut training sites in Flagstaff? Check out our Lunar Legacy Page