Astronauts Returning From Moon Had to go through US Customs

They had to declare their moon rocks. Seriously!

Documents which have just come to light via the internet show that even if you’ve just travelled to the Moon and back – especially if you’ve just travelled to the Moon and back – the US Customs wants to know what you’ve got. Anyone who has visited the US will be familiar with the huge list of items which travellers are required to declare, such as plants, drugs and other preparations.

Historians at Nasa, the US space administration, have confirmed that the document, signed by the three crew members, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, is authentic. It lists their departure point as “Moon” and arrival as “Honolulu” on 24 July 1969.

(via Reddit)