ISBN 9780434020799,Sex on the Moon

Sex on the Moon


Ben Mezrich


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780434020799

ISBN-10 0434020796


Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)

True crime

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's headquarters--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 illegaleven 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 the madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity all centered around an Ocean's Eleven style heist that reads like a Hollywood thrill-ride.