NASA Recovery of Prototype Lunar Rover

Jason Koebler filed this request with the NASA - Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America.


From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting documents relating to investigation O-MA-14-0207-S, "Recovery of Prototype Lunar Rover." I am requesting any and all correspondence sent within the office of the inspector general regarding this investigation, as well as any correspondence sent between the office of the inspector general and the subjects of the investigation. I am also looking for the original email referenced in the investigatory report.

I am also requesting any documents or correspondence between NASA and the original designer of the rover, as referenced in the investigatory report. Finally, I am requesting any documents prepared by Pamela Bourque regarding this investigation.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. These documents will be used in the course of reporting news for Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology web site.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Koebler


A response to your FOIA request is attached.

From: Brewer, Monique L (0920-NASA)

Dear Mr. Koebler,

Recently our office forwarded our response to your FOIA request involving the recovery of a prototype of the Lunar Rover. In your request you did not provide a home address. Please be advised that NASA FOIA Reg. §1206.300(a) requires all FOIA requesters to provide his/her name and mailing address. In the future this address will be used to send correspondence to you which may include, billing estimates, invoices, letter correspondence, etc. I am requesting that you forward a mailing address to me by responding to this email as soon as possible.

Monique L. Brewer
Program Assistant

NASA | Office of Inspector General
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive,
Bldg. 180, Rm. 202 (M/S 180-202J)
Pasadena, CA 91109
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From: Jason Koebler

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From: Brewer, Monique L (0920-NASA)

Hello Mr. Koebler,

Please note that our office responded to your FOIA request via email (with attachment) on 10/16/15. The email address below matches the one you are using as a means of communication for the Lunar Rover request. Please check the inbox for an email with the date and subject information found below. If you cannot locate the attachment please feel free to contact myself or Frank LaRocca at<>.

From: Jason Koebler

Thanks, sorry this was an automated follow up—will ask Muckrock to stop sending them for this request.