54796459 story The Strange Story Of the Sculpture On the Moon 132 Posted by timothy on Sunday December 29, 2013 @11:32AM from the cheese-cutters-for-michaelangelo dept. braindrainbahrain writes "Slate magazine has written a story about the only work of art placed on the Moon: the Fallen Astronaut sculpture. It was placed on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission to commemorate both American and Soviet deceased astronauts. The little statue, rather than bringing fame and fortune, ended up being nearly forgotten, and got both Apollo astronaut David Scott and Belgian sculptor Van Hoeydonck in hot water with the U.S. government."