Apollo 11 mission
Woman Beats NASA in Lawsuit as Rightful Owner of Authentic Moon Dust
A Chicago-area woman named Nancy Lee Carlson has won a lawsuit against NASA. The US space agency had confiscated a bag containing moon dust that Carlson had bought via a winning bid in 2015. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had collected the lunar samples on July 16, 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Now a federal judge in Houston has ordered NASA to return the moon dust to Carlson and she has since taken possession.