When Nasa landed its NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on Asteroid 433 Eros in 2001, Gregory W Nemitz issued a $20 parking ticket to the American space agency, claiming the space rock was his private property and that he had submitted related documents with the California secretary of state. Nasa refused to pay, citing lack of legal status.
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First Published: Sat, October 19 2019. 02:13 IST