- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A couple of lawmakers from Maryland and Texas are pushing for the creation of a new national park — on the moon.

It would mark the Apollo lunar landing missions, 1969 to 1972, The Daily Caller reported.

“Establishing the historical park … will expand and enhance the protection and preservation of the Apollo lunar landing sites and provide for greater recognition and public understanding of this singular achievement in American history,” the bill the two lawmakers submitted this week reads, The Daily Caller reported.


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Their line of logic: Somebody’s going to land on the moon again soon. And before that happens, the federal government ought to try and protect the artifacts that were left behind by Apollo missions.

Plans call for the park to be overseen by both the Department of Interior and NASA. And the bill has even loftier goals. It requires Interior Department officials to petition for the establishment of the park as a United Nations World Heritage Site, too, The Daily Caller reported.