Sex on the moon: the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history
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|Grouped Work ID||13807dca-65a2-ea58-7fea-9293640054d8|
|Grouping Title||sex on the moon the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history|
|Grouping Author||ben mezrich|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-10-25 05:22:52AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-10-25 05:39:34AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780385533928|
|detailed_location_catalog||Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction|
Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction
Village Regional Library - Adult Non-fiction
|display_description||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.
From the Hardcover edition.
|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
|subject_facet||Interns -- United States -- Biography|
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|
Sex on the moon : the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history / Ben Mezrich
|title_short||Sex on the moon|
|title_sub||the amazing story behind the most audacious heist in history|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography|
Officials and employees