Eddie Bernice Johnson Wants the United States to Put a National Park on the Moon
Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has co-sponsored legislation that would establish a national historic park on the moon, to commemorate the United States' initial moon landings and to protect those sites from future commercial moon explorers.
In other words: Even on the moon, location, location, location.
"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," the bill reads.
The park would consist of "artifacts on the surface of the moon" from several successful Apollo missions in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when good things were still allowed to happen. The bill doesn't call for bathrooms or bear boxes, so it's unclear what money would need to be spent, except for the several layers of bureaucracy that would of course be required to manage it.
Oh, and postcards. We should probably print some postcards.
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