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moorouge
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posted 08-13-2009 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whilst rummaging in the dusty recesses of history - can anyone add to the plan of some business men to buy a complete Apollo vehicle, hire astronauts and fly to the Moon to collect rocks to turn into exclusive jewelery?

ilbasso
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posted 08-13-2009 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was talk once of a privately-funded mission to return to the Apollo 15 site and collect relics to sell on Earth.

Blackarrow
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posted 08-13-2009 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was called "Project Harvest Moon" but that harvest failed.

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posted 08-13-2009 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Proponent   Click Here to Email Proponent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recall reading a long time ago on sci.space.history that the idea was to use the Apollo 15 crew to fly an H-mission back to the Apollo 15 landing site, pick up a few souvenirs and sell them.

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