Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You think you've seen it all, then they propose a national park on the moon

That's right.  Two democrats have proposed setting up the Apollo moon landing areas as a national park, jointly administrated by the Dept. of the Interior and NASA.  You can't make this stuff up.
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. 
"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," according to the text of the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, H.R. 2617. 
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).
We don't have enough problems here on Earth, here in one single nation on Earth, so we should expand our problems out to two hundred and thirty-nine thousand miles from home.  Hey, everyone, let me just point out something.  You're electing these people.  It's not just these democrats.  People were serious about putting Gingrich into the Whitehouse, and he promised a lunar colony in a decade.  Please stick to Earth, OK?  We've got things to do here before we tackle the moon and the stars.


  1. Disagree. America is a frontier society; we work better when the frontier is PHYSICAL and not just in the mind (ie science).

    1. It's an interesting point, but at this juncture it's really more bread and circuses than real frontier.