Tuesday, November 01, 2011

UFO NEWS | VIDEO | Former Astronaut, Edgar Mitchell and NASA Settle Moon Memento Lawsuit


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By CBS 12 News
10-31-11

     SUBURBAN LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- The court battle is over between NASA and a local retired astronaut. Edgar Mitchell was fighting to keep a camera from one of the Apollo space missions. He had the camera for many years, but it wasn't until recently that NASA sued to try and get it back.

Mitchell says the camera probably could have been sold for $80,000 to a collector. Now, the camera will go to the Smithsonian Institution instead. Mitchell has agreed to donate the camera to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

The camera was in the lunar module which landed on the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. Mitchell has had the camera for 40 years and he says he had permission from NASA to keep it.

Recently however, NASA sued Mitchell, saying it wanted the camera back and it was not his in the first place. . . .

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