Space Archaeologists Want to Preserve the Moon
Californian historical preservationists have registered to protect the remains of the Apollo 11 landing site -- on the moon's famous Sea of Tranquility -- as an official historical resource, giving it protected status.
Beyond the well-known footprints and lunar lander tracks, the site also includes used urine containers, airsickness bags, and more than 100 other items. And space archaeologists applaud the move, calling the site "sacred" to world history, reports Der Spiegel.
comments powered by Disqus
Franklin Aragon - 3/29/2010
I thought when they meant space archaeology I thought they meant unearthing the equivalent of a lunar Sphinx or discovering the equivalent of Stonehenge on the moon. Now that is what people can really sink their teeth in.MAYBE, just maybe when I'm long gone and the human race(hopefully) extends beyond the limits of this galaxy to ensure our progeny. (I also hope that we find a way to cleanse our beloved planet from all the foul, vile substances we have soiled upon it.)
- Archaeologists Take Wrong Turn, Find World’s Oldest Stone Tools
- Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House
- Rwanda Pullout Driven by Clinton White House, U.N. Equivocation
- Centuries of Italian History Are Unearthed in Quest to Fix Toilet
- The U.S. Discovery of Israel's Secret Nuclear Project