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Old 07-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Dems pitch national park on the moon

To those of you who say Congress cannot get anything done I say lookee here

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).

The measure would allow the government to accept donations from companies and foreign governments to help manage the landing sites and "provide visitor services and administrative facilities within reasonable proximity to the Historical Park."

After one year, Interior and NASA would have to reach an agreement on how to manage the site, including how to monitor it, managing access to the sites and cataloguing the items in the park.

The government would also have to submit the Apollo 11 lunar landing site to the United Nations for designation as a World Heritage site.

Both Edwards and Bernice Johnson are members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Bernice Johnson is the panel's ranking member..


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Old 07-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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I'm glad we have the spare cash to do this.


The proposed name is MoonBat Park.
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The bill says these sites need to be protected because of the anticipated increase in commercial moon landings in the future.
Uh, when, exactly? And for what commercial purpose? I honestly don't see too many commercial enterprises able to pony up the $100+ billion to make another manned moon landing, never mind ponying up God knows how much more to establish a permanent presence there that any commercial activity would require. No, the only entity that could pull that one off would be the U.S. government and considering the slashing of NASA's budget, well...
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Doesn't cost anything to declare it a park. Declare away.

Here's the cost problem:
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Manned missions will learn less than robotic missions and will cost far, far more. It's better science to send new robots and better telescopes into space.
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Is the park going to be near Newt Gingrinch's moon base?
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it'll create jobs .. they'll need park police
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it'll create jobs .. they'll need park police
What do I do? I'm a park ranger...on the FUCKING MOON
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What do I do? I'm a park ranger...on the FUCKING MOON
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This is a great discussion on manned missions to space.
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BWAhahahahahahaha!

National Park on the fucking MOON!?



BWAhahahahahahahahaha

Will the park signs be in Chinese?

Obama already gutted NASA for the next 20 years for his Muslims in Space Program!
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