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Introduced in House (07/20/1999)

Apollo Exploration Award Act of 1999 - Expresses the sense of Congress that the American people should provide a fitting and tangible tribute to each of the astronauts of the Apollo program to recognize and commemorate their bravery, substantial scientific and technical accomplishments, and unique contributions to American and world history.

Requires the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to design and present an Apollo Exploration Award, commemorating the accomplishments of the astronauts who flew in the Apollo program. Requires the award to make a lunar rock sample its central feature.

Specifies award recipients.

Prohibits: (1) the use of the award for monetary gain or profit; or (2) its transfer other than to a family member of the original recipient or by inheritance.

Provides for: (1) recall of a lunar sample contained in the award if the Administrator determines that such sample is required for scientific purposes; (2) prompt return of the sample to its owner when it is no longer required; and (3) replacement of the sample with a substantially equivalent one if the Administrator determines that it will not be promptly returned in its entirety and without substantial degradation.