California names objects on the moon a historical resource
California laid a historical claim to over 100 objects left behind on the moon Friday when the State Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously to name the objects a state historical resource.
The action is mostly symbolic, but is intended to show that objects on the moon might need protection from commercial exploitation. It also draws attention to California's role in the development of space exploration.
The first landing on the moon by humans, on July 20, 1969, was "one of the most historical events in the last 100 to 200 years," said Jay Correia, a historian with the Historical Resources Commission. California had a major role in developing the technology that made the trip to the moon possible.
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Post ID#17308 - replied 2/8/2010 2:50 PM
Since this is where the Apollo program had an effect in CA then these are the place that the HRC should be recognizing as historic, instead of wasting time trying to protect federal property on an non-claimable planet/moon, especially when that time could be spent accepting or denying ARRA projects in my state....UGH!!!!!
Post ID#19607 - replied 5/25/2012 5:20 PM
NASA Says: Please Don't Touch Our Stuff When You Go to the Moon
Post ID#19688 - replied 7/15/2012 12:39 PM
Post ID#19689 - replied 7/15/2012 9:40 PM
That's my two cents.
Post ID#19691 - replied 7/16/2012 8:49 AM
As I understand it, California wasn't the only state to recognize objects on the moon as historically important, and such a nomination is/was supposed to be a first step in getting the landing site declared first a National Historic Landmark, which is required to become a World Heritage Site (Yes, even ICOMOS and UNESCO have their own bureaucratic hoops).