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In the early 1960s, NASA worked to put a man on the moon, but they didn't know what to expect once they got there. From 1964 to 1971, dozens of astronauts trekked to Central and Southern Oregon's lava fields, which some scientists believed might mimic the moon's surface. So far, 12 men have physically experienced walking on the moon — most of them trained in Oregon.

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Oregon's Moon Country

The next Oregon Experience returns to Central Oregon's Moon Country, where NASA astronauts trained to walk on the moon.

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