Sex on the Moon

Sex on the Moon : The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 513 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Large Print Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 1594135460
  • 9781594135460
  • 2,342,530

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"[M]ovie-worthy treatment to the guy who stole moon rocks from NASA"--"The New York Daily News " "[An] in-depth look at Thad Roberts, who along with three other NASA interns, stole pieces of lunar rock to impress his girlfriend. Mezrich has done extensive research to recreate the story of how an aspiring astronaut ended up getting caught for stealing over 100 pieces of the moon."--"The Atlantic Monthly " "[Mezrich is] a genius at using characters and turn nonfiction into something as compelling as any thriller."--"The Chronicle Herald " "In "Sex on the Moon," author Ben Mezrich details the riveting account of how one of the most improbable heists in history went down....a fast and furious read, powered along by Mezrich's desire never to take his eyes off the story." --"Chicago Post-Tribune" "[A]n out-of-this-world heist"--"USA Today ""Ben Mezrich's latest straight-to-the-big-screen book....fascinating protagonist.....[Mezrich is] an accshow more

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