KUHF Conversations: Author Ben Mezrich
by: David Pitman, July 21, 2011 6:07:00 am
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David Pitman talks with Ben Mezrich about his new book "Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History". It's the tale of a NASA intern who manages to get around security at Johnson Space Center and steal a 600-pound vault containing rocks from every mission to the Moon. The author joins David Pitman to talk about why someone would want to get his hands what many call the most valuable rocks on Earth, what the consequences were after the inevitable FBI bust, and why Mezrich wanted to tell the story.
Two of Mezrich's earlier works were adapted to film in "The Social Network" and "21", and the process is already underway to do the same with "Sex on the Moon."