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."