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The Deadliest Catch is asking for the moon literally captain Anderson Coleman says he discovered this moon rock.
Lot of flak after a fire at an Anchorage museum back in 1972 but NASA investigators object -- that claim saying it's just not true.
Well now the state of Alaska once the moon rock back.
And there going ahead with the legal action.
Joseph good Hines is a senior investigator for NASA's office.
Of inspector general -- advisor to the state of Alaska in there moon rock lawsuit he joins us live today morning to you -- -- -- -- NASA presented 270 moon rocks to various entities around the world how many are missing.
You have my students.
Since 2002 tracked him down.
They found 160 -- -- saying -- had they found 77 over the course of the year.
So okay now while one in particular is this one that was presented by President Nixon did the governor of last connect -- in 1969.
Then Alaska had a for a while but then there was a fire apparently at a museum.
And now this guy this fellow by the name of Coleman Anderson who is one of the captains on the first season of the Deadliest Catch.
He says that it's a seventeen year old kid.
He was going through the debris in a -- some like that founded and has kept it ever sense you say to that claim what.
I challenge that I don't believe any -- rocks that NASA recovered from the moon.
Belong to any person that belonged to the people.
The united states of people the world and in this case the people -- Okay so what he's doing now is he's -- he's asking an Alaska judge to say okay.
I can keep the moon rock.
I I don't know a couple of years go to somebody tried to sell when the moon rocks it was presented the country of Honduras for some like five million dollars.
So there could actually be some money involved in this right.
Well actually I was these special agent that went undercover and led the team operation -- clips to recover that will rock back in 1998.
And the person that was -- -- actually called me up and offered it to me for fun that is amazing.
Do you believe his story that he founded in the garbage and because Alaska never filed a claim he's entitled to it.
You know I don't want disbelieve somebody -- want calling -- wire.
My position is is that'd go -- rock belongs to any individual.
With the United States gave a -- rock to Walter Cronkite gave him the ability.
To give it to museum.
They -- given the ability to buy it to solid on the market.
And so what Arthur Andersen is doing I believe it's an issue morality not law.
Well here's what his attorney told the Seattle times he said nineties every three the plaque was.
Widely considered not to have any real monetary value because it was assumed moon trips would.
Soon become a nearly every day occurrence however that never panned out and now.
You want these things back.
And that guy's got it and the government should get right.
I absolutely -- like to take issue with mr.
hundreds of -- In 1973.
Was widely known then why do you go for -- you're absolutely right and all right Joseph quite a story let's hope we get it back.
I think thank you very much for joining us -- More.
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