Moon Chips from Vegas Casino Mogul Sent to NASA | News
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- What are the odds that chips of rock from man's first visit to the moon would end up with a flamboyant Las Vegas casino owner who once had a place with a rocket ship logo, a sign declaring "Sky's the Limit" and an eatery called the Moon Rock Cafe?
A Las Vegas lawyer for the estate of Bob Stupak is finding out.
Stupak died in 2009, and attorney Richard Wright recently sent to NASA a tabletop display with four rice-sized rock chips.
Wright hopes it'll be authenticated and returned to the people of Nicaragua.
Wright's got documents showing Stupak bought the display in 1987 for $10,000 and casino stock from a Baptist missionary preacher from Arizona who said it came from a Costa Rican mercenary soldier during the Nicaraguan revolution.