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NASA halts sale, wants back Apollo 11 moon dust fed to cockroaches

As it turns out, attempting to sell moon dust that was extracted from the stomachs of cockroaches does indeed bug NASA.

So much so, that the space agency requested RR Auction of New Hampshire halt its sale of the once-digested lunar sample (opens in new tab). The lot in question (opens in new tab), “Apollo 11 Lunar Soil Experiment (Cockroaches, Slides, and Post-Destructive Testing Specimen)” had been set to fall under the hammer on Thursday evening (June 23), as part of the live bidding segment of RR’s “Remarkable Rarities” auction.

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