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Woman sues NASA for ownership of vial of space dust
The Register ^ | 12 June 2018 | Katyanna Quach

Posted on 06/12/2018 3:41:32 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT

A woman has sued NASA, claiming to be the rightful owner of a small vial of moon dust supposedly given to her by Neil Armstrong.

The US under Barack Obama passed a law in 2012 that gives astronauts full ownership rights to artifacts collected during space missions.

(Excerpt) Read more at theregister.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: nasa; neilarmstrong; obama; spacedust
Real or????
1 posted on 06/12/2018 3:41:32 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Huh? The American taxpayer spent BILLIONS of dollars to send man to the moon and bring them back. Everything they brought back belongs to the American citizens, not the Astronauts and not Obama.

He can not give away artifacts anymore than he can give away stealth aircraft to pilots.


2 posted on 06/12/2018 3:47:52 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

NASA, just let her keep it. I doubt it’s real, but she apparently considers it a family heirloom and memory of her father.


3 posted on 06/12/2018 3:50:29 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: DUMBGRUNT

“Real or???? “”

The ???? is confusion - she has it and someone else wants it or what - we’re supposed to fill in the blanks?????

Why the lawsuit - who/what/when/where?


4 posted on 06/12/2018 3:52:23 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Hodar

This claim is bull !

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5 posted on 06/12/2018 3:52:29 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Hodar

I have no problem as long as such a gift stays in the family or dominated for public display to a public institution but no sales for profit.


6 posted on 06/12/2018 4:06:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Me neither. My son has a patch that was certified by NASA to have flown into space on a shuttle mission.

If they want it back, they won’t need to go far. He works there.


7 posted on 06/12/2018 4:17:54 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: Kartographer

You cannot dictate what some does with their property.

What I know is that all Americans paid billions to send man to the moon, and these astronauts were honored to be chosen. But they volunteered to go and what they returned with doesn’t belong to them. It belongs to all of us.


8 posted on 06/12/2018 4:49:06 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: cyclotic

If your son has a Silver Snoopy, that is a lifetime accomplishment. Good on him. That flew on a shuttle mission and was handed to him by a shuttle astronaut. It is his to do with as he wishes, but it is a family heirloom.


9 posted on 06/12/2018 4:52:36 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Hodar

I would say that they were untrusted not given. Therefore not the owner merely a trustee


10 posted on 06/12/2018 5:18:07 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Hodar

Not sure what that is. He has a Boy Scout Robotics Merit badge patch certified flown in space


11 posted on 06/12/2018 5:31:19 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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