It is illegal to sell moon rocks, which are considered national treasures in the US. The grey rocks, which were gifted to each US state and 136 countries by then-president Richard Nixon, can sell for millions of dollars on the black market.
A woman in the States tried to sell a moon rock for 1.7 Million Dollars, her plan would have been flawless if the customer she was dealing with wasn’t a NASA scientist. They agreed on a price, she pulled out the rock and like a swarm of ants the authorities made sure she was detained. No one knows how she got it but she sure as hell doesn’t have it anymore.
About 2 200 samples of lunar rocks, core samples, pebbles, sand and dust – weighing about 380kg – were brought to Earth by Nasa’s Apollo lunar landing missions. A recent count showed 10 states and more than 90 countries could not account for their shares of the grey rocks.
You can’t put a price on the moon. It’s not rocket science.
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