Follow-up: Heritage protection and the Moon

You may remember these two stories from last year exploring heritage protection and the moon and it’s importance.

Now California is breaking new ground in the field by extending it’s reach into the final frontier.

The state is poised to become the first state to register the items at Tranquility Base as an official State Historical Resource. If the State Historical Resources Commission approves the idea, it would be a victory for scientists who want to build support for having Tranquility Base designated a United Nations World Heritage Site in advance of what they believe will be unmanned trips to the moon by private groups, and even someday by tourists.

Proposals to place the items on historic registries in Texas and New Mexico are planned for later this year.

As a side note, let me be the first to volunteer to flag sites on the moon.

Here is the full report from the Los Angeles Times


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