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New bill to create national park on the Moon


Posted on Thursday, 11 July, 2013 | Comment icon 36 comments


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A new US bill is set to preserve the Apollo landing sites due to their historical significance.

The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act is designed to protect the historic sites on the basis that they represent one of America's greatest achievements. In particular the bill is aimed at commercial enterprises and foreign nations that may attempt to land or build on the Moon in the coming years.

The bill states that "it is necessary to protect the Apollo lunar landing sites for posterity" and that "there shall be established as a unit of the National Park System the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park."

"Called the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, the bill was introduced Monday (July 8) by Rep."

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Comment icon #27 Posted by danielost on 11 July, 2013, 23:51
Don't we have enough problems right now. We don't need to send park rangers to the moon. I noticed it was two democrats wasting our time and monet on this. The landing sites are historic and if we were going back and forth but we aren't.
Comment icon #28 Posted by calaf on 12 July, 2013, 0:16
Perhaps we should concern ourselves with securing our southern border first.
Comment icon #29 Posted by danielost on 12 July, 2013, 0:19
I think they just wanted something to attach pork to it.
Comment icon #30 Posted by danielost on 12 July, 2013, 0:21
According to the dems we don't have a problem on the southern border.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Sundew on 18 July, 2013, 21:30
Can we send any of our politicians up there to dedicate it? Sheila Jackson Lee wanted to see Neil Armstrong's footprints. Oh wait, that was on Mars. Nevermind.
Comment icon #32 Posted by danielost on 18 July, 2013, 22:09
We just have to watch out for dimension x. It is only 100,000 miles away from earth.
Comment icon #33 Posted by joc on 19 July, 2013, 4:17
Good one Sundew!
Comment icon #34 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 19 July, 2013, 4:37
Let's not send politicians into space, there are enough problems with space junk as it is.
Comment icon #35 Posted by lightly on 19 July, 2013, 12:11
Cool! I hope it has nice bike paths
Comment icon #36 Posted by Asadora on 19 July, 2013, 22:21
I'm just wondering what the fine would be if someone else, something otherworldly landed on the Moon and caused havoc to these historic sites? Or would that then be reason to have a war with aliens? The thought just occurred to me. As a side note, I'd pay to see the dark side of the Moon. As a another side note, I wonder (if) this bill passes, if we'd be taxed for it somehow. A Moon Tax. Just mild ponderings here


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