DAILY HERALD: Inverness woman’s moon samples sell for $1.8 million

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The Daily Herald is reporting, “An Inverness woman’s Apollo 11 moon samples that she bought for $995 from the federal government were sold on her behalf for $1.8 million in a Sotheby’s auction Thursday.

Nancy Lee Carlson obtained the rare lunar artifact during an online U.S. government auction two years ago. It consists of dust collected in a bag by astronaut Neil Armstrong when he became the first person to walk on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. She did not return messages Thursday seeking comment.

The sale came after Carlson fended off a lawsuit by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which contended the moon dust never should have been offered in the government auction…”

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