[meteorite-list] Ownership of Apollo samples

From: SAMUEL E KIMPTON <bessel_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:09 2004
Message-ID: <02ee01c16804$064f4220$5088cacf_at_besseleuropa.com>

Absolutely, Extra-terrestrial samples, even meteorites, obtained at public
expense are considered public property and hence are controlled.

The bid count is now up to 8!

This sample, if legit, can not legally be sold. If it is not legit then we
have a
case of fraud here. Either way this auction is poison!

Sam Kimpton

-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie <moonrock25_at_webtv.net>
To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Date: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 3:08 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Ownership of Apollo samples

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.

P.S. the 96 gram Apollo 11 lunar basalt sample has received 2 bids as of
this writing.

Best wishes,

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