Bill Proposed To Create National Park On The Moon

national park on the moonA bill to make summer vacations of the future much more exciting, Space.com reports:

A new bill introduced into Congress would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon. The bill was introduced Monday by Rep. Donna Edwards of (D-Md.) and co-sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas).

The bill calls for no later than one year after the date of enactment of the act, “there shall be established as a unit of the National Park System the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park.”

Creating such a park will expand and enhance the protection and preservation of the Apollo lunar landing sites, the bill states, “and provide for greater recognition and public understanding of this singular achievement in American history.”

The Secretary of the Interior would work with NASA to ensure the proper monitoring of the Apollo lunar landing sites; managing access to the sites; and ensuring an accurate cataloguing of items in the park.

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  • Ittabena

    Ooh, I can’t wait to feed the bears!

    • Anarchy Pony

      “Yes I put pandas up there, they said it couldn’t be done and… they were right, as it turns out, the pandas exploded.”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Xd4-AwGPCRQ#t=73s

      • Ittabena

        I’ve been on the website all day trying to get a job as their first bartender. But i can’t find it listed. Another dream up in smoke.

  • Haystack

    It’s a good idea to preserve the landing spot, but it’s also interesting that it’s being claimed as a *national* park and not, say, a UNESCO world heritage site or something like that. Is this a territorial claim?

  • Jesus

    Americans the owners of the universe.

  • smooth_operator

    The attempt at a territorial claim couldn’t be more obvious. Having said that, America is starting to look pretty weak in the progress department, so at face value these claims look pretty ridiculous. I mean, when you’re bailing out the banks to the tune of trillions and you won’t spend a few billion to keep your space program running at full capacity, you know you’re a country in trouble.