[FPSPACE] Re: Apollo awards
Thu, 28 Sep 2000 20:10:58 -0400
on 9/28/00 6:55 PM, Dwayne Allen Day at email@example.com wrote:
> Do you give a moon rock to an astronaut when he could instantly sell this
> for a cool quarter million dollars?
Excerpted from my article:
> Taking into consideration the relative rarity of lunar specimens, and to
> insure the rocks do not ultimately find their way to eBay, the bill places
> restrictions on the transfer of the award.
> Once presented, it cannot be sold or transferred for profit, nor may it be
> inherited by anyone other than a family member of the astronaut. If the award
> is not inherited or, in lieu of that, has not been transferred to a museum or
> nonprofit institution, ownership of the lunar sample reverts to NASA.