Along with Silicon chips, global communications networks and the phrase “Houston, we have a problem,” legacies of the moon landings that began 50 years ago this week include an eclectic range of litigation and court references to the Apollo program.

The subjects involved trade secrets for spacesuits, Bible readings from lunar orbit, whether the moon is made of cheese, the right to desecrate a U.S. flag, theft and a continuing debate over who owns the lunar dust the astronauts brought back to Earth.

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