A woman who tried to sell a rare chunk of moon rock for $1.7 million U.S. (Â£1million) was caught out when her prospective customer turned out to be an undercover Nasa investigator.
It is illegal to sell moon rocks, which are considered national treasures.
Porter said some historians have speculated Kennedy would have backed away from the space program if he won a second term. But the tape indicates he was hoping to be in office when America reached the moon.
On the tape, Kennedy asks Webb if there's any chance the lunar landing will happen during a second term. Webb says no, and the president sounds deflated.
'It's just going to take longer than that,' Webb says. 'This is a tough job, a real tough job.'
Moon may have as much water as earth scientists find after studying 1972 Apollo samples
The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis, which announced the recovered moon dust on Thursday, said that investigators with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) believed the dust had come from the film cartridge of a camera used by astronauts on the trip to the moon in 1969.
The dust was lifted from the cartridge using a one inch piece of clear tape.
Somehow, it reached the black market and was sold in 2001 to a German collector, NASA investigators believe.
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