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National Park on the moon?

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By, KevinĀ  Liptak (CNN)

Yorktown. Independence Hall. The moon?

The site of man’s first lunar landing could join battlefields, presidential birthplaces and other major American historical sites on a roster of protected places if two Democrats have their way.

U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards of Maryland and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas have proposed legislation that would designate artifacts at the site of American moon landings as comprising a National Historical Park, citing potential commercial traffic on the moon that could damage the areas.

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first to walk on the Lunar surface in July 1969.

Subsequent moon flights landed in other areas and equipment from all of the space missions, which ended in 1973, remain on the moon’s surface. These include the spidery bottom halves of lunar landers, flags and even a moon car.

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2 Comments to “National Park on the moon?”

    Bill said:
    July 11, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    Is the united states nuts. all the problems we have and those nuts in Washington
    are doing something like this.

      Al P said:
      July 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Try to remember that "those nuts" were elected by folks just like us. They come from our neighborhoods and didn't just magically spring up in DC. Famous last words of a dying republic: Throw all the bums out….except my Congressman. He's just great.

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