NASA returns priceless bag of moon dust to Chicago-area woman after suit – Chicago Tribune

A priceless bag of moon dust collected during the Apollo 11 mission has been returned to a Chicago-area woman after she won a landmark legal victory against NASA.

NASA officials handed over the lunar dust bag ? the only known one of its kind ? at the Johnson Space Center in Houston Monday under court order.

It marks the only known case in which a private citizen has won ownership of a lunar object that the government had previously sold, apparently by mistake, attorneys involved said.

“It’s what every collector wants. You want to find the thing that’s super special,” attorney Christopher McHugh said of the bag, which has been called priceless and a national treasure.

NASA returns priceless bag of moon dust to Chicago-area woman after suit – Chicago Tribune

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