Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sell the Moon rocks

AP reports:
A woman who tried to sell what she said was a rare piece of moon rock for $1.7 million was detained when her would-be buyer turned out to be an undercover NASA agent, officials said Friday.

The gray rocks, which are considered national treasures and are illegal to sell, were given to each U.S. state and 136 countries by then-President Richard Nixon after U.S. moon missions and can sell for millions of dollars on the black market.
That is what is wrong with NASA. It is unamerican to prosecute someone for owning a Moon rock.

NASA should have auctioned off 10% of its Moon rocks to private collectors back in 1972. The Russians have a better attitude. Soviet and now Russian cosmonauts have carried firearms in space for decades and continue to do so.

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