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Dems Propose National Park on the Moon

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Two House Democrats have proposed legislation that would establish a national historical park on the surface of the moon to mark where the Apollo missions landed between 1969 and 1972.

The bill from Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) would create the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park. The park would be comprised of all artifacts left on the surface of the moon from the Apollo 11 through 17 missions.

The bill says these sites need to be protected because of the anticipated increase in commercial moon landings in the future.

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  1. You have got to be shitting me. From the article:

    The park would be comprised of all artifacts left on the surface of the moon from the Apollo 11 through 17 missions.

    Under the legislation, the park would be established no later than one year after the bill passes and would be run jointly by the Department of the Interior and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    The measure would allow the government to accept donations from companies and foreign governments to help manage the landing sites and “provide visitor services and administrative facilities within reasonable proximity to the Historical Park.

    After one year, Interior and NASA would have to reach an agreement on how to manage the site, including how to monitor it, managing access to the sites and cataloguing the items in the park.

    These guys are clearly Top Men. Well technically one Top Woman and one Top Man.

    1. Actually, no. They’re both women.

      Top Women.

  2. The cartoon reminds me…I know a couple of Jerseyites who turned their homes into park-museums of sorts: Bruce Zaccanino’s Northlandz, and Ricky Buscarino’s Luna Parc.

  3. Dammit, I just KNEW one of these clowns would be from Maryland! And of course she’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

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