Nasa fears of Apollo 11 moon rock black market revealed by UK scientist

Fears moon rock would be sold on the black market prompted a raft of security procedures to follow the Apollo 11 samples to Britain.

Dr Grenville Turner obtained one of the first 16 lunar specimen allocated to research groups in the UK, following the first landing on the moon 50 years ago this month.

According to the 82-year-old, Nasa insisted safes were used to store fragments, and sent security personnel on a visit to ensure they were being handled appropriately, amid concerns that they could be illegally traded.

“They were worried about…
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