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