Goddard Space Flight Center Moon Tree

Greenbelt, Maryland

[Image of Goddard Moon Tree] [Image of Goddard Moon Tree Plaque]

In front of the Visitor's Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland stands a sycamore (platanus occidentalis) Moon Tree. The tree was planted on June 9, 1977, shortly after the Visitor's Center opened. Now about 35 feet high with a girth of about 18 inches, it is located towards the left looking from the parking lot, surrounded by a small fence with a blue sign. The Visitor's Center can be reached from Soil Conservation Road, east of the main Goddard entrance. A higher resolution version (900 K) of the picture of the Goddard tree is available.

The tree is located at 38 deg 59.558 min N; 76 deg 50.791 min W

[Image of Tree Planting]
Picture and caption from the September 1977 issue of Goddard News.
Pictures at top of page courtesy Jay Friedlander.


 Goddard News Article (August 2002)
 Moon Tree Home Page

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Author/Curator:
Dr. David R. Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov
NSSDC, Mail Code 690.1
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
+1-301-286-1258


NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov
Last Updated: 09 March 2005, DRW