[meteorite-list] NASA could sell...

From: Michael Gilmer <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 14:22:45 -0400
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Hi Steve and List,

That is the best idea I have heard in a long time! And, it would
completely vindicate Nininger!

Put me down for a micro speck of ALH84001!

Best regards,


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On 6/26/11, Steve Schoner <schoner at mybluelight.com> wrote:
> Here is an idea that has been bandied about...
> NASA complains about lack of funds for further exploration.
> But they sit on a 856 lbs of Apollo moon samples valued at 50K to 5 million
> per/gram.
> And there are many pieces that have been studied and no longer of scientific
> use.
> Put them up in a legitimate government auction of public property.
> In fact they could cut in half every specimen that have at hand sitting in
> their vaults and maybe even fund another manned mission to the moon or even
> to Mars.
> And all the while they waste tax-payer money chasing down holders of
> inconsequential milligrams of lunar dust on swatches of tape.
> Steve Schoner
> IMCA #4470
> P.S.  I open this with the exercise of figuring out what 400 lbs of Apollo
> rocks, soil and dust might bring on the open market, either by set price as
> currently established on the open market for the very few Apollo samples in
> public domain, or as might be realised in an open Government sponsored
> auction.
> Should be interesting to see what the results might be.
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Received on Sun 26 Jun 2011 02:22:45 PM PDT

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