Should get that team on the search for the MH370
The unbelievable things you can just throw money at for shits and giggles.
From a strictly academic standpoint, does anybody know what the salvage laws are surrounding this? The article states "[NASA] is retaining ownership of the artifacts and will ultimately decide where they go on museum display," and I'm sure Bezos was completely willing to have NASA's cooperation and wanted to keep on good terms with them regardless of what the law said, but could he have just kept them if he wanted to? I know countries routinely claim ownership of sunken treasure and warships are generally agreed to remain the property of their respective navies, but other types of maritime salvage laws allow "finders-keepers," right?
EDIT: Holy shit this comment blew up! Thanks to everyone for the great feedback. This is all really interesting.
Who knew that you could do really cool things if you have shitloads and shitloads of money?
My buddy was the UAV operator on that. He disappeared suddenly and then was back a long while after.
Man, Kubrick really was detail oriented in his faking the moon landing to go so far as to hide pieces of a fake rocket for others to find nearly 50 years later. Talk about a master! Either that, or they actually did go to the moon. Guess we’ll never know
I found €5 once.
And here I've been all these years thinking they went and recovered those things.
TIL Michael Collins was the name of the other guy on Apollo 11.