3 In total, Apollo astronauts collected 840 pounds of lunar material.
4 The moon samples are stored at the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, in nitrogen-filled steel cabinets. Researchers must wear three layers of gloves to protect the samples. Inside the cabinets, sealed Teflon bags, plastic vials, and stainless steel or aluminum containers hold the samples.
5 In October 2000, FBI agents arrested a man in Arizona who claimed to be selling moon rocks over the Internet. Richard Keith Mountain pled guilty and was sentenced to 21 months in prison, three years’ probation, and 300 hours of community service