Carmen Sandiego and the moon rock mystery
Few people are aware that Carmen Sandiego's evil dealings have not just been limited to the Earth. Back in 1972, this budding supervillian climbed aboard the Apollo 17 spaceship and headed to the moon to get a better look at the world she would later wreak havoc on.
The astronauts on Apollo 17 believed that Carmen was simply a late addition to the flight crew and embraced her as one of their own. Little did they know that she was already in the process of hatching a diabolical plan that would puzzle historians and governmental officials for years to come.
As part of their lunar voyage, the astronauts collected fragments of moon rock that were later given out to the governors of each state by NASA. Known as the Goodwill Moon Rocks, these tokens were supposed to signify the success of the U.S. in the space race and inspire future generations to continue to reach for the stars.
While many states still retain their bits of moon rock, Carmen has done her best to collect as many pieces as she can. With the help of her V.I.L.E. henchmen, she hopes to gain possession of each lunar fragment and implement a wicked plan that even the Chief has yet to put together.
However, with ACME agents hot on her trail, the international woman of mystery was forced to part with one of her beloved moon stones last week. Not wanting to be caught red handed, she planted the rock among the belongings of former president Bill Clinton, hoping that he would be held responsible for the artifact's theft and lead gumshoe detectives in the wrong direction.
Just as Carmen wanted, Reuters reported that a lunar rock from the 1972 Apollo 17 expedition to the moon had been located among the gubernatorial papers of Clinton, turning suspicion away from the evil Carmen. While officials believe that this important piece of space history was misplaced among the former governor's belongings when he moved to the White House, Carmen Sandiego knows better.