Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act

Legislation was proposed to establish a national historical park at all the Apollo lunar landing sites. The park would be established no later than one year after the bill passes and it would 'provide visitor services and administrative facilities within reasonable proximity to the Historical Park.'

"As commercial enterprises and foreign nations acquire the ability to land on the Moon, it is necessary to protect the Apollo lunar landing sites for posterity." If nothing else, this article proves that the momentum of commercial space activity is not lost on policy makers.  This is just one example of the kinds of decisions we need to think about as we become a space fairing civilization.  We at Moon Express applaud the work being done by those members of Congress who are bringing these issues to the forefront.

In case anyone was wondering, all the teams vying for the Google Lunar XPRIZE are developing missions that land far enough away from the Apollo heritage sites to prevent any risk of damage from direct contact and/or indirect contact with rocket displaced regolith.

source: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/309829-dems-propose-historic...

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