[meteorite-list] Ownership of Apollo samples

From: meteorites_at_space.com <meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:05 2004
Message-ID: <20011106161155.5251.cpmta_at_c000.snv.cp.net>

On Tue, 06 November 2001, Charlie wrote:

> Dear list,
> If memory serves me correct, and this early in the morning that's
> problematical, private ownership isn't ownership as such, but a loan.
> The sample cannot be owner-transferred, but must eventually revert back
> to NASA. Is that more or less correct? And if someone tells me that
> this is all perfectly legal, I'm heading to the bank to take out a loan.
> LOL!
> P.S. the 96 gram Apollo 11 lunar basalt sample has received 2 bids as of
> this writing.
> Best wishes,
> Charlie

This "rock" is not a moon rock, but a replica of a moon rock. These were distributed to schools in the early 1970's. They have little value except for the Apollo memorabilia collector.

Steve Schoner.

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