Officials for the space agency said the three billion-year-old
moon rock could be worth a small fortune to thieves.
Joe Gutheinz, while serving as a special agent for NASA, said he
was amazed at the lack of security for some moon-rock displays
around the world. He said thieves could sell the rocks for $5
million or more on the black market.
The rock coming to Lawrence is the central feature of a larger
multimedia exhibit called Driven to Explore, which showcases the
next generation of NASA spacecraft.
The exhibit is scheduled for April 13-14 at Eaton Hall.
Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com
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