Moonfire is an account of the Apollo 11 mission written by novelist Norman Mailer, who was also space exploration enthusiast. The book is going for $1,000. Some copies could sell for an even more stratospheric price. That's because 12 editions will include bits of real moon rock. The publisher says the rarity of the rock could make these books among the most expensive ever sold.
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
Our last word in business today is about another kind of rock. The word is astronomical. A book publisher is selling commemorative editions of "MoonFire." It's an account of the Apollo 11 mission written by the late novelist Norman Mailer, who was also a space exploration enthusiast. The book is going for $1000 and some copies could fetch even more stratospheric prices. Twelve editions will include bits of real moon rock. The publisher says the rarity of the rock could make these books among the most expensive ever made.
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