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    DescriptionThad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA programme 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 impenetrable laboratory at NASA's headquarters - past security checkpoints, and electronically locked door with cipher security codes and camera-lined hallways - and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: Apollo moon rocks from every moon landing in history. Was Thad Roberts - undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable - really what he seemed? And what does one do with an item so valuable that it's illegal even to own? Based on meticulous research into thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts and documents, and scores of interviews with the people involved, Mezrich - with his signature high-velocity swagger - has reconstructed the madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity all centred on a heist that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.


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    Title
    Sex on the Moon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Mezrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780434020799
    ISBN 10: 0434020796
    Classifications

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    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    William Heinemann Ltd
    Publication date
    14 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ben Mezrich is the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, in addition to nine other books. 21, based on Bringing Down the House, was a major motion picture starring Kevin Spacey. The film The Social Network was adapted from The Accidental Billionaires.
    Review quote
    "The story that follows is everything you'd expect from Mezrich. Written almost entirely from Roberts' point of view, it delivers clever people doing clever things, betrayals and ingenious schemes and the sort of narrative arc that urges you to consume it all in one sitting...it is grippingly written..." The Times "An intriguing tale" Mail on Sunday
    Back cover copy
    Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA programme, 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 impenetrable laboratory at NASA’s headquarters – past security checkpoints, and electronically locked door with cipher security codes and camera-lined hallways – and help him steal the most precious objects in the world: Apollo moon rocks from every moon landing in history. Was Thad Roberts – undeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable – really what he seemed? And what does one do with an item so valuable that it’s illegal even to own? Based on meticulous research into thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts and documents, and scores of interviews with the people involved, Mezrich – with his signature high-velocity swagger – has reconstructed the madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity all centred on a heist that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride. Praise for The Accidental Billionaires (The story that inspired the film The Social Network, nominated for 8 Oscars) 'Pure summer fun ... juicy, fast-paced, unputdownable' Kevin Spacey 'Even if you've never logged on to facebook, the premise behind this true story is irresistible ... a 21st-century fable, it unfolds with all the narrative verve of a novel' Daily Mail