U.S. Sues Astronaut Over Space Camera
PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 5 (UPI) — A federal judge in Florida has refused Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s request to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks the return of a space camera.
The 80-year-old Mitchell got slapped with the government suit after he tried to sell a data acquisition camera he brought back from the moon in 1971 for $80,000, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported.
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hurley rejected Mitchell’s argument that the government waited too long to get the camera back and that the camera was a gift.
“It is well settled that the United States is not bound by (four-year) state statutes of limitations,” Hurley wrote in a ruling Monday.
He also said Mitchell would have to prove that the camera was a gift.
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