How officials mistakenly sold a priceless lunar artifact
Nearly 50 years after the first lunar landing, an artifact from the Apollo 11 mission has become the center of a new legal dispute. Federal prosecutors are seeking to recover a white sample bag that had been used on the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The bag was collected in a criminal investigation against Max Ary, founder and former director of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, and mistakenly sold at a government auction in 2015. Government officials called the bag “a rare artifact, if not a national treasure,” the Associated Press reports.