George R. R. Martin is reporting that two signed scripts from the first season of Game of Thrones. which were meant to be auctioned off for charity, were stolen from the US mail. The two final shooting scripts for episodes nine and ten of season one, “Baelor” and “Fire and Blood,” were autographed by writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and director Alan Taylor and printed on white paper. Martin would appreciate it if people could contact him if they see the scripts being offered for sale.
A speck of lunar dust about the size of a finger nail, which has been missing since shortly after it was brought back to Earth by the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has been recovered by NASA and the US Attorney’s Office from an auction house in St. Louis. Originally lifted from a film canister, the dust was sold in 2001 to a German collector whose widow was trying to sell it. When informed of the dust’s provenance, she returned it to the US government.