But these were in the days when I lived in the environs of little high streets, with butchers, greengrocers and Indian shops - where you could buy coriander by the armful and scoopfuls
Then, seeing there was still room in the "rock box" but having run out of time for prospecting, he dumped in scoopfuls
of lunar dust, which have remained among the most valuable samples in the Apollo collection.
This involved taking scoopfuls
of soil, shaking them vigorously and then dumping them back out, to be sure that any lingering traces of Earthly particles didn't make it into the science equipment.