As if the nation wasn’t drowning under an inescapable debt-load already, Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) have proposed legislation that would establish a national historical park on the surface of the moon.

The Hill’s Pete Kasperowicz writes:

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.

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