‘NASA Wants Its Moon Dust And Cockroaches Back – Now!’

“The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that had subsequently been fed to cockroaches during an experiment to determine if the lunar rock contained any sort of pathogen that posed a threat to terrestrial life. The material, a NASA lawyer said in a letter to the auctioneer, still belongs to the federal government …” (more)

[Mark Pratt, Huffington Post, 23 June]

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