Published: Jul 02, 2011 3:10 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 02, 2011 2:04 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla- NASA wants former astronaut Edgar Mitchell to return a camera that went to the moon on the Apollo 14 mission.

The suit was filed in Miami federal court. NASA claims Mitchell recently tried selling the camera at an auction.

And officials say it's not his to sell.