Joe Gutheinz has been labeled the Moon Rock Hunter by the New York Times, Irish Times and by the History Channel, for his, and his students, successful efforts to find and recover missing Apollo era moon rocks. He is a second generation attorney and is a partner in the Gutheinz Law Firm, LLP, where he partners with two of his six sons.
He has been featured in several documentaries and television shows; has appeared on the BBC, Fox, the Oprah Winfrey Network and the History Channel and has been quoted in news stories all over the world. A 2014 documentary about his life won an Emmy Award. In 2016 he appeared as himself in 11 episodes on NASA’s Unexplained Files on the Science Channel. In 2018 he will appear in a feature length movie titled Operation Lunar Eclipse, about an undercover sting operation he led, where the Honduras Goodwill Moon Rock was recovered. He has written numerous magazine stories and Op/Ed’s on topics as diverse as space exploration, aviation security and the grand jury system. Many of his stories can be found in Geotimes and Earth Magazines.