Ex-Astronaut Says Camera Was A Gift From NASA
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Everybody likes a souvenir of the journey, and Edgar Mitchell is no exception. He traveled to the moon aboard the spacecraft Apollo 14. After that 1971 trip, Mitchell took home a 16 millimeter movie camera from the mission. He recently tried to auction off the camera, but the space agency sued. They say it's NASA property. Mr. Mitchell's lawyer says the camera was a gift from NASA, and in any event, NASA waited too long to ask for it back.
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