Posted on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 | 21 comments| News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf
Image credit: NASA
NASA have managed to recover stolen moon dust from the Apollo 11 mission that was about to auctioned.
In the US there are laws prohibiting the sale or possession of moon dust or rocks, a staff photographer at NASA had obtained the dust from a camera that had been dropped during use on the lunar surface. The missing dust was eventually found on the back of a piece of sticky tape that was being sold at a St Louis auction house.
"According to the auction material distributed by the US justice department, Nasa photographer Terry Slezak was in 1969 tasked with processing film from a camera used by Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong."