Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
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... show more
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.
Publish date: July 12th 2011
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Allow me to begin by firmly stating that in my oh so humble opinion having sex in a bed with a stolen moon rock in it is: 1. weird and creepy (not to mention potentially dangerous- are moon rocks scratchy?), and 2. NOT the same thing as having sex on the actual moon. If you had sex on a down comfort...
Starting with the larger than life title, Sex on the Moon proceeds at a very brisk pace as it unfolds with the story of a bright young man named Thad Roberts. As with all of Mezrich’s books this moves at a fast pace and has a fiction-type dialogue. Mezrich does jump around at times which can be c...
Kind of unreadable. All the dialogue sounds the same, and it all sounds like the author, rather than the people described. Library copy
Unbelievable story shot the theft of moon rocks from NASA