Laura Murray Cicco of Manchester, Tennessee filed a preemptive lawsuit against NASA on June 6, claiming her right to own a small vial of moon dust she received from Neil Armstrong, the legendary American astronaut.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the woman has asked a US District Court in Kansas to rule that she is "the rightful and legal owner" of the dust.
The court documents state that Neil Armstrong, who was friends with her father, gave her the gift when he was teaching at the University of Cincinnati, where Cicco lived as a child. The astronaut wrote a note saying "To Laura Ann Murray - Best of luck - Neal Armstrong Apollo 11." Cicco said in the lawsuit that the signature had been verified and the moon dust tested.
Back then, Davis also sued the space agency, accusing it of unlawful search and seizure. She later reached a $100,000 settlement with the government.
Neil Armstrong was the commander of the historic Apollo 11 mission. The mission successfully accomplished the US' national goal of landing a man on the moon and is considered to be among the most momentous events in the Space Race between the US and the Soviet Union.