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Old 06-13-2018, 11:59 PM
 
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A former Kansas resident who apparently received moon dust from famous astronaut Neil Armstrong filed a federal lawsuit against National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to prevent the space agency from taking the dust away from her.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-asks...ry?id=55866908
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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The attorney said that he has seen cases against NASA over material from other planets, but this is the first case he is aware of concerning ownership of moon dust.
Uh... either that attorney or the writer of this article is confused. There has never been a sample-return mission from another planet. Aside from the six Apollo landings which returned over 800 lbs. of lunar material, there were a few Soviet robotic landings were returned a few ounces of stuff from the moon. Also, there have been a few missions were returned minute amounts of interplanetary particles, and Japan managed to land a probe on a small asteroid and return a little bit of dust. But that wasn't a planet, and in any case NASA would have no claim on that.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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How would they even know she had it?

Not sure why NASA would go to these extreme lengths to get something so insignificant back.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:36 PM
 
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Uh... either that attorney or the writer of this article is confused. There has never been a sample-return mission from another planet. Aside from the six Apollo landings which returned over 800 lbs. of lunar material, there were a few Soviet robotic landings were returned a few ounces of stuff from the moon. Also, there have been a few missions were returned minute amounts of interplanetary particles, and Japan managed to land a probe on a small asteroid and return a little bit of dust. But that wasn't a planet, and in any case NASA would have no claim on that.
I'm guessing that "planet" is just being used to describe any celestial body.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:20 PM
 
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How would they even know she had it?

Not sure why NASA would go to these extreme lengths to get something so insignificant back.
Well - it was retrieved at considerable expense to NASA and they're very wary of people sneaking out souvenirs - even people like Neil Armstrong. Sets a bad precedence.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:55 PM
 
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This is how you know NASA is a giant con. If they were legit they would not care about this.
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