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Very difficult echoes some like professor manage storage -- well it's a true story about a kid who.
Fell in love he was in the astronaut training program essentially he was a co op at NASA.
-- one of their bright stars and he fell in love with twenty year old girl.
And two compressor he broke into a lab -- -- 600 -- safe full moon rocks.
And then spread the moon rocks on -- bed and had sex with his girlfriend on them.
And then tried to sell them and he got caught in a big FBI sting operations so it's kind of the craziest thing anyone's ever done for love.
He wanted to give his girlfriend the noon and -- literally did it.
Should higher on stop character is Sykes on Iraq's on the -- and and also the most about -- comfortable with the you know yet he spread them under the bed spread.
I was and yeah I mean it was you know he also -- a little piece of moon rock and these are the most valuable item on earth.
I'm they're national treasure they were only gotten during the Apollo landings.
And in this safe peaceful was a piece from every Apollo landing in history so it was the most valuable rock collection in the world.
And that's all there weren't land there -- like boulders or -- small or no it was very small amount on the safe with 600 pounds.
But the actual Roxy -- is about a hundred grams.
But a single Graham once had a street value of five million dollars.
So you know it was in the -- -- a massive heist in terms of money.
-- note that -- -- gun and drug try to sell something to insulin yet so he he you know -- what do you do when you have the most precious thing on earth he actually went on the Internet and found a Belgian gem dealer in Antwerp.
And tried to sell these moon rocks this Belgian gem dealer never been on Antwerp he he always saw himself as the Tom Hanks character and catch me if you -- He actually turn to the FBI.
And they did this whole sting operation.
And they you know set up -- buy in Florida and the main character that Roberts got taken down by a hundred agents.
They -- closed highway there -- helicopters and it was this big sting operation.
So on missiles -- -- going to be a national -- yeah I mean he was one of their own really smart guy you know NASA got very upset at him.
-- for him it was like a college prank almost.
But they didn't see it that way and he actually ended up spending seven and a half years and a federal prison.
-- become something of Obama trying to amend -- -- No question he deserved to go to jail I mean he still you know the most valuable thing that our country has in a lot of ways.
But at the same time they really threw the book -- him and the moon rocks were only out of NASA for 48 hours although he did have sex on them so they were kind of -- and that.
It's -- crazy story I mean this kid came -- -- on a lot of Saxon.
The right after prison he called me up and and he had seen many movies in prison in and want me to tell the story.
-- it was it was not it's one of those calls you get where the guys literally been in prison for so long that when I met him I met him in a crowded lobby because I didn't know.
What to expect he's the nicest most charismatic super smart I mean -- you know getting his Ph.D.
Even after prison.
He was one of those guys who could do anything in and through -- all it.
I was gonna ask you -- -- of bacterial.
Out of haven't -- on Iraq strong -- well you know the what ruined his life well what -- the rocks.
I guess when -- claimed is that these rocks there's no way to know.
What has been done to them because they're no longer in that pristine you know paper blows plastic bags they keep them and so they don't want -- anymore.
-- so they're no more you know they're they're not as valuable.
What's -- like -- Monica -- border drafted between two I don't know if they search for any effort.
You know chemicals or anything but Ed -- certain you know it it was one of these crazy things where this kid didn't think it through and and he did something crazy out of love really.
Com and that was kind of the end for him.
While many must already have a movie deal on we we do we sold the same people who did the social network so it's Scott ruining Kevin Spacey and -- anemic to lieutenant Sony Pictures.
-- yet they're gonna make it -- so that's that's going to be awesome.
Our July 4 announced I think you know I dread and with that that it's been great that I can -- sit at home in every college -- does something crazy calls me up.
Albert just don't -- trio thank you so much I mean it's been -- We're talking about metric of sexual -- and there measures are behind -- all sorts of them both the most sought judicious.
All I shall have to saw literal factor he calls you yeah.
And -- -- some sort of agriculture well you know I get these all the time -- just about everybody who who does something crazy nowadays calls me.
I mean I've gotten calls from everyone like the WikiLeaks guide to all the way you know to that.
To that Brett Favre you know showing the picture thing I mean I get calls from everybody but this was different because and always wanted to read about NASA.
Because when you picture NASA he always pictured in the -- easily picture the Apollo project.
But that's not at all what NASA looks like today and so I want to talk about NASA and and Clinton and -- this kid had rob NASA.
So I immediately flew out there.
-- -- -- -- -- And you was a minute ago and a movie I mean I always kind of seen a movie when -- write the book but this kid was something else I mean I usually read about -- guys who can't get laid.
And this is the first time I and that a geeky guy who couldn't get laid the and then because it didn't work -- -- in -- As to what about -- -- I met him and this crowded lobby.
They're under an artist added he was born north -- impression on the right yeah you know I was I didn't know what to expect to meet him so much time in prison and then in walks this guy who's like James Bond and he's really good looking.
He's incredibly smart he would spend his time in prison coming up with a whole new theory of physics.
-- and and he was sweet and you know what he said I did something really -- Out of love and you know I've ruined my chances of ever going to space.
Com here's my story and -- I just was blown away.
A lot of what happens -- now well that's the crazy thing I mean he's a smart guy but he also has kind of impulse control issued -- And I think he's you know -- a little delusional to think that he can get away with that so the problem is what has a guy like that do next you know.
I don't know.
Some after a huge aren't so and that's a serious amount that's more than you know murders -- now.
Ana Marie is gonna start to determine especially again I would love Kevin to be about I don't know -- we're involved in the production Kevin's got five -- my pictures.
That he's in you know production states with so.
We'll see between one in the social network worked out so hopefully this -- wilt.
Part of the source of power come about come about -- -- was a phone call to I was sitting at home actually was an email out of the blue 2 in the morning.
This guy rates -- amounts as my best friend co founded FaceBook and no one's ever heard of him.
And I'd go for drinking its Eduardo Severin who is marks -- public's best friend who co founded the company.
And market kicked him out and Eduardo was really angry at any wanted to tell his story.
-- and then from there and that the winkle by who that the giant twins -- identical twins who claimed marked -- screwed them.
And then I met Sean Parker the kind of wild man of Silicon Valley just not gonna came together.
And the only one who wouldn't talk to me was October and he hated me he called me the Jackie Collins of Silicon Valley.
He was not thrilled that I was doing the book.
Stars are so I don't -- terrorists.
Go to Boston pride and Boston and I stay up -- in the -- it it you know that's.
I've been very fortunate MIT team I met those guys in a bar I was hanging out in a bar.
A dive bar and I saw these MIT geeky guys that they had too much money and it was always -- hundred dollar bills and I couldn't figure out why and so I filed in the Vegas.
Beverage can really reichel and helps a lot -- -- I mean I try and write like a movie so every book kind of comes out in a cinematic way.
No matter terrific interviewer and -- Welcome vessel bare breasts autumn overtones so what are your name -- -- -- -- bullets and an honor to be on -- show I've you know listen for years says.
A quarter of us editor of regenerate thank you very much appreciate it thank you -- -- Eric Sachs on a moment.
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