NASA steals Apollo LEM from Smithsonian

NASA has stolen the Apollo 11 LM from the Smithsonian to be used during Artemis 3.

NASA steals Apollo LEM from Smithsonian

Washington, D.C. - On Friday, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum manager said this during a press conference:

This morning I received a message saying someone has stolen the Apollo 11 LM, "Eagle". There is currently an ongoing investigation, with a few suspects as to who may have stolen it. We will not be taking questions at this time.

Today at Port Canaveral, new information surfaced about where the LM may have went. NASASpaceflights' Fleetcam caught NASAs' Pegasus barge bring in an unexpected delivery. Spectators caught glimpses of gold foil on an object similar to the size of the LM.

NASA responded to accusations of stealing the LEM saying:

We have negotiated a deal with the Smithsonian to let us keep the LM for Artemis 3 and then return it. During the extended lunar lander protest, we needed to make a swift and decisive decision in order to get boots on the moon in 2024.

According to polls, this is shaping up to be one of the most controversial decisions in NASA history, second only to picking Starliner over Dream Chaser for the commercial crew program.

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