I already have trouble believing we went to the moon. I mean, why haven’t we gone back and build a space station on it or something? See what I mean?? Anyway, an Apollo Astronaut is being sued for trying to sale the camera that filmed the lunar mission.
The U.S. government has sued a former NASA astronaut to recover a camera used to explore the moon’s surface during the 1971 Apollo 14 mission after seeing it slated for sale in a New York auction.
The lawsuit, filed in Miami federal court on Wednesday, accuses Edgar Mitchell of illegally possessing the camera and attempting to sell it for profit.
In March, NASA learned that the British auction house Bonhams was planning to sell the camera at an upcoming Space History Sale, according to the suit.
The item was labeled “Movie Camera from the Lunar Surface” and billed as one of two cameras from the Apollo 14′s lunar module Antares. The lot description said the item came “directly from the collection” of pilot Edgar Mitchell and had a pre-sale estimate of $60,000 to $80,000, the suit said.