Thursday, July 11, 2013

How Will We Get The Little Markers There?

Several folks sent this story in...

House Democrats propose national park on the moon
Two House Democrats are proposing that the next national park be out of this world.

Reps. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, propose in the "Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act" that a national historical park on the moon be created to ensure the American landing sites are preserved for future generations.
I think, perhaps, this might mean a little more if, say, we still had a means to get back to the moon. They're trying to protect the Apollo moon landing site from disruption and disrepair as well as commercial exploitation. Yeah. Good luck with that. We have to hitch rides on Russian rockets just to get to the International Space Station - how on moon are we going to enforce a "national park" at the moon landing site?

They want to preserve the site for generations - of course, it's going to be generations before we have the manpower, the technology, and the will to get back to the moon. It's been almost forty years since we last set foot on the moon; we've systematically dismantled the very program that got us there in the first place; and we're far more concerned about political correctness than science.

I'm sure this resolution will pass - and it will mean something somewhere between "jack" and "squat".

That is all.

10 comments:

Glenn B said...

The money they waste on this effort should be required to come out of their pay. Senseless crap like this would cease immediately.

Wally said...

Hey, if it's a national park, then it's firearm friendly.

But I am real curious to think about if no air resistance and less gravity would give really flat trajectories over phenomenal distances...

Old NFO said...

HInt- Under the UN treaty, we don't 'own' it... So they can't designate a park anyway...

Shane W said...

+1 to Glenn

And when its done we should send them both there to be the Park Rangers. Forever.

Anonymous said...

+1 Old NFO

Besides every one knows we just faked those landings any way.

Gerry

TigerStripe said...

It think they mean Mars because Sheila Jackson Lee informed us that the flag is there instead of Luna.

notDilbert said...

......and once the park has been established, they will need to name a Commissioner, the Park Superintendent, Head Ranger, Assistant Superintendent, and staff etc. so they can oversee and administer the unknown number of Environment Impact Statements that will need to be prepared, processed, ruled on, adjusted and revised and re-reviewed.


Actually........ there is so much work to be done they will need to establish a new Cabinet Level Department ... the Secretary of Space -- Gov. Jerry Brown is up for nomination.

Dave H said...

notDilbert: Don't forget all the contractors they'll need to hire to write all those Environmental Impact Statements.

The National Park Service is going to need a lot bigger transportation budget.

Bubblehead Les. said...

My Brilliant and Beautiful Wife brought up this point: It's a Pre-Emptive Strike by the Tree Huggers.

You see, IF these Yahoos can make it a Natural Park (in spite of the fact the Moon is Neutral Territory and we have ZERO Sovereignty), then they can ban ALL Industrial Activity that Future Technology might bring. Read Heinlein for details on the Industrial Capacity/Resources available, BTW.

This in Turn, will ensure that the Evil Rotten United States of America can just keep sliding down into the Ash Heap of History where it can be "Recycled" into a Mother Gaia Loving Pristine Wilderness held under the Stewardship of Enlightened, Evolved Nature Lovers.

And the ChiComs will be laughing all the way to Bank.

But don't tell them that, it might cause their Brans to Explode.

Finally, these IDIOTS get a FEDERAL Paycheck, which means YOU are Paying for them to be in DC.

And their Stupid Ideas.

Robert said...

And there's something ironic here about the meaning of the word "lunatic".