HOLLYWOOD - Bill Gates appeared on The Gorgeous Gary Busey Show and he dropped a scoop on the show's host.
Gates, the Microsoft billionaire stated that five years ago he met with the top ranking U.S. government officials at NASA and he made them an offer to purchase the moon.
Many individuals are not aware of the fact that the USA has legal rights to the moon since American astronauts were the very first to set foot on it.
Yes, Russia has been in the courts for many years disputing this ownership but the law is the law.
Gates told Busey that one of the reasons why he wanted to buy the moon was to help out the financially strapped space agency.
He also said that he figured it would make a great Valentine's Day gift for his wife.
SIDENOTE: The purchase did not go through because it was felt that one day NASA would want to possibly use the moon as a type of storage facility for a lot of its space equipment which has more than tripled in the past 12 months alone.