Houston, Texas – A ruling in federal court on February 24, 2017 ordered that a lunar bag used to carry moon rocks back from the Apollo 11 mission be returned to its rightful owner, Seigfried Bingham client, Nancy Lee Carlson.
A previous ruling named Carlson as rightful owner of the bag, which she purchased in a online government auction for $995. After sending the bag, which contained particles of moon dust to NASA for authentication, the mistake of the sale was realized and the bag, which has been deemed a “national treasure” and important artifact of American history, was not returned.
This case, tried by Christopher McHugh along with Julie Parisi, has garnered national media attention for its unique nature. For more details, as well as interviews with McHugh, see news coverage below.