[meteorite-list] Ownership of Apollo samples
From: Fred Olsen <debfred_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:09 2004
Charlie and list, I admit I haven't studied the picture closely but from
what I see I think it is a sample of earth analog basalt and a description
of lunar basalt (not a sample). Regards, Fred Olsen
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Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Ownership of Apollo samples
> 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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