The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has brought dust from the Moon and cockroaches (Moon Dust and Cockroaches) but has said that no one else has any right to auction them. The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust collected during the 1969 Apollo 11 campaign that was fed to certain cockroaches to find out whether the Moon (Moon) whether the rocks contain any kind of pathogen threatening terrestrial life.
A NASA lawyer has said in a letter to the auctioneer that this dust and cockroaches still belong to the federal government. RR said the materials used in the experiment, including about 40 milligrams of moon dust and three skeletons of cockroaches, were expected to sell for at least $400,000, but have been removed from the list of items to be auctioned.
rock was also brought from the moon
During the Apollo 11 mission, more than 21.3 kilograms of lunar rock from the Moon was brought to Earth and fed to insects, fish and some other organisms to find out if it would kill them. The cockroaches that were fed moon dust were brought to the University of Minnesota, where entomologist Marion Brooks studied them, saying, “I have found no evidence of an infectious agent being present.”
What was the Apollo 11 mission?
Talking about NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, human civilization had achieved a great achievement in this. For this mission, the spacecraft flew to the Moon on July 16, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were on board the spacecraft. They had reached space orbit in just 11 minutes. Four days later, on July 20, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and he became the first person to do so. Aldrin was also present with him during this time. The lunar module Eagle took 102 hours, 45 minutes for the spacecraft to land on the Moon. When Neil Armstrong first took the first step on the rough ground of the moon. So the heartbeat of people all over the world had increased. Armstrong said on this that it is a small step of man but a long leap of humanity.
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