HOUSTON - Have you seen this story about a woman auctioning off a bag once used by NASA to collect moon rocks from Apollo 11? It could sell for millions after she paid less than $1,000 for it, but she’s only allowed to sell it now after a legal fight with NASA.
So, is it legal to sell space memorabilia? Our Verify team did some digging to find out.
President Barack Obama in 2012 signed a bill granting astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions ownership of artifacts they kept.
But here’s the catch: That law says they can only keep items considered disposable, like a toothbrush, checklist or something that was supposed to be abandoned with the lunar module on the moon.
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