Sex on the Moon

We share a little known story today about how one man stole the most valuable thing on earth from NASA ... and almost got away with it.

Today's guest host was Jim Brown.

Part One of The Current


It's Friday, August 5th.

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Sex on the Moon - Ben Mezrich

Many people can tell you exactly where they were when they watched Neil Armstrong take his famous first steps on the moon. but very few will likely remember what they were doing on the same day, 33 years later. Two NASA interns won't forget that or the cheap Orlando hotel room where they did it.

It's all part of a bigger story, detailed in the new book, Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History. Author Ben Mezrich is already well-known for his best-seller, The Accidental Billionaires, about the founding of Facebook. His latest book tells the story of a man who reaches the heights of lunacy to impress a girl. Ben Mezrich was in Toronto.

Sex on the Moon - Axel Emmermann

Rocks don't get much hotter than hot moon rocks. And helping NASA get its stolen property back came with a nice reward for the man who helped recover them.

But Axel Emmermann isn't a detective or bounty hunter and he didn't set out to round up the biggest cat burglar in the solar system. He's a mineral collector and lab technician, and the real-life hero of Sex on the Moon. He was in Antwerp, Belgium.

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