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Home While astronaut Gene Cernan was on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission, his spacesuit collected loads of lunar dust. (NASA) While astronaut Gene Cernan was on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission, his spacesuit collected loads of lunar dust. (NASA)

While astronaut Gene Cernan was on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission, his spacesuit collected loads of lunar dust. (NASA)

While astronaut Gene Cernan was on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission, his spacesuit collected loads of lunar dust. (NASA)

While astronaut Gene Cernan was on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission, his spacesuit collected loads of lunar dust. (NASA)

As the Apollo astronauts explored the lunar surface, they had to contend with lunar dust. (NASA)
Ahead of future lunar missions, NASA wanted a sensor to warn inhabitants if the level of dust gets dangerous. Lunar Outpost Inc. developed the Space Canary, an air-quality sensor, shown here (cannister-shaped device above the open door on the right) in a lunar habitat prototype designed by Lockheed Martin. (Lockheed Martin Corporation)