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It's -- growing controversy today over a remarkable piece of American history.
NASA is questioning the commander of Apollo thirteen is right to sell the emergency checklist.
From that troubled -- -- the checklist credited with making the difference between life and death for astronaut James looked level and his -- This is an entire nation back in 1970.
Could only watch helplessly as the moon bound spacecraft -- helplessly some 200000.
Miles from earth.
After an explosion on board.
That I probably am this is is to stay in place.
All right well it's.
We'll all over the -- -- don't.
-- been brilliant pretty hard bank.
There is a bulletin from ABC news.
The Apollo thirteen spacecraft is not a serious -- supply malfunction.
At the moment the astronauts are continuing to try to isolate their trouble late report does the spacecraft now -- is operating on battery power alone.
The failed moon mission becoming a lifesaving mission after an oxygen tank exploded.
Forcing level and his crew to move into the lunar landing module for the return flight.
He of course was played by Tom Hanks in the movie.
Levels heroics his quick thinking under pressure as you may know inspired that movie and that -- made the check list of famous.
And worth -- pretty -- as it turns out Trace Gallagher has more so Tom Hanks is character and Jim Hubble is a real guy.
Who really was in a life or death situation and now apparently wants to sell something he wrote his own hand so what's the controversy it.
And you says -- -- pretty -- negative third up for sale for 25000 dollars it ended up selling for 388000.
Dollars nearly fifteen times as much.
Com that's pretty -- right well.
It's seventy pages long it's held together and a three ring binder and of course has Jim levels calculations that he puts so meticulously down.
During that flight now remember it's important to go back and think -- that oxygen tank failed at first.
Another tank failed -- that's the when they moved into the lunar module they had to transfer all all of those key elements right -- transfer.
All of the navigation equipment and the controls into the lunar module and it was Jim levels calculations that made all of that possible that.
That was the most dramatic scene in the movie -- Tom Hanks was trying to do those things so quickly Iraq as they read -- time.
Well the heritage auction house says the -- level provided they signed affidavit that he had.
Clear title to that checklists well now NASA is questioning that say.
There's nothing to indicate there was any transfer of ownership going on -- and I'm quoting here at that only NASA.
Has the authority to clear NASA property for sale so now the sale has been suspended pending the outcome of this inquiry.
The astronauts claim back in 1972 NASA gave them the power to take some of these items home with them as long as day.
Gave NASA a list of the items that they took NASA says now that memo does not exist and we cannot find.
That memo so now the sale is on hold.
And we should also note that NASA has many times gone after other astronauts for selling things like moon rocks or parts of their old uniforms and NASA has been able to get those items back.
Jim global now owns a restaurant in Chicago he's 83 years -- we contacted him for comment.
He has not responded to us and he is not comment on this to anybody else.
As well so there you have it and by the way just for the record now that we know you played that clip at the beginning -- -- it's not Houston we have a problem -- Houston we've had.
That's the exact quote from astronaut swagger back in 1970 April 13 by the way it's -- the bottom that out now but with the proceeds of the sale go to -- level.
-- -- -- I mean he put up for silver 25 grand and all the sudden they boom it went up to 388 grand it's he is he says the money is their four hits.
And that guy you know is in his eighties he served his country off.
What -- what our viewers -- you know should NASA get the Dow.
Should be able to prevent this or should he be able to do it it's not like stealing a moon rock you know like Europe they're working for the United States -- -- -- it.
Anyway -- also part of history soap or taking your thoughts on the -- Kelly of Fox News dot countries thank you.
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