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Sex on the Moon: the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history

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Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea--a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.   Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASA--past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways--and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks.   But what does one do with an item so valuable that it's illegal even to own? And was Thad Roberts--undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronaut--really what he seemed?   Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this Ocean's Eleven -style heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.
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Full title sex on the moon the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history
Author mezrich ben
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auth_author2 Affleck, Casey, 1975-
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display_description In 2002, NASA fellow Thad Roberts hatched the most daring heist ever conceived: steal NASA's precious moon rocks. With the help of his girlfriend and another female cohort, both NASA interns, Roberts successfully stole the rocks. However, selling the invaluable stones proved to be Roberts' downfall.
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subject_facet Interns -- United States -- Biography, Large type books, Lunar petrology -- History -- 21st century, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center -- History -- 21st century, Roberts, Thad, -- 1977-, Scientists -- United States -- Biography, Theft -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 21st century, Theft -- United States -- Case studies, Thieves -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography, United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography
title_display Sex on the Moon : the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history
title_full Sex on the Moon : the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history / Ben Mezrich, Sex on the Moon The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History, Sex on the moon [sound recording] : the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history / Ben Mezrich, Sex on the moon [text (large print)] : the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history / by Ben Mezrich
title_short Sex on the Moon :
title_sub the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Interns, Large type books, Lunar petrology, Nonfiction, Officials and employees, Roberts, Thad, Science, Scientists, Sociology, Theft, Thieves, True Crime