Contact Us

Woman Tries To Sell Rare Moon Rock

NASA, Getty Images
NASA, Getty Images

A woman was recently busted for trying to score 1.7 million dollars from selling a rare moon rock.  Instead of cash, the woman got a heap of trouble when the customer turned out to be a NASA investigator.

The rare moon rocks are illegal to sell as they are considered national treasures. The rocks were given to the US states and 136 countries as a gift from former President Nixon.  The unidentified lady has not been charged just yet as NASA is not sure if the moon rocks are indeed from the moon.  According to Robert Jablon of the AP, “the woman could face theft charges if the rock is genuine, or fraud charges if it is not.”  Jablon continues, “a lunar curator at a special lab at Johnson Space Center would carry out the testing. Among the substances the rock could contain is armalcolite, a mineral first discovered on the moon and named for Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, who was on the Apollo 11 lunar mission crew.”

Roughly 2,200 samples have been brought down to Earth between 1969-72 but  as many as 10 states and 90 countries may not be able to account for their share of the rocks according to the article.  Wonder what would have happened to George Bailey if he really gave Mary the WHOLE moon?

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rock-A-Holics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rock-A-Holics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.