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A new federal law has now confirmed the ownership by 1960s astronauts of the equipment they saved as souvenirs from their missions.
Sadly, the law excludes moon rocks given as gifts by NASA to astronauts and NASA employees, as well as any material given to astronauts in the post Apollo era, which means we should continue to see midnight raids by NASA bureaucrats of the homes of retired NASA employees to confiscate objects they thought they owned.