I came across the following on the MSNBC site:
"Federal law forbids private ownership of lunar material brought back from NASA’s moon missions. Six Apollo crews landed on the moon between 1969 and 1972 and retrieved about 840 pounds of rock and dust.
Recent thefts of lunar samples from the Johnson Space Center in Houston and from displays of donated samples in other nations has brought new attention to the question of private ownership and commercial value of such material.
Small amounts of moon dirt retrieved by Soviet robot space probes have been sold at auction, and meteorites that were blasted off the moon by impacts are also commercially available.
In addition, several hundred sticky-tape swaths of lunar dust, retrieved by space workers from Apollo spacesuits and from the bottoms of returned sample boxes, are also believed to be in private hands.
In recent years, NASA had stepped in to confiscate such material when it appeared on the open market. But the courts have decided that NASA ownership of the dust is uncertain, and no prosecutions have succeeded. Several such sample packs have already been auctioned without incident, bringing prices in the six figures."
I guess this means that materials retrieved via governmental missions may probably not be privately owned, but it seems to me that if it falls from the sky, it is owned by whoever finds it.
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