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#1 2021-03-22 02:13:39

Tmcom
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Apollo 11 site should be granted heritage status, says space agency

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 … gency-moon

You will have tourists trampling all over the place soon, so some futuristic gangplanks need to be installed, let along pesky, rovers.

Not sure if they can heritage list the Apollo module in space though?

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#2 2021-03-22 06:42:49

louis
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Re: Apollo 11 site should be granted heritage status, says space agency

Interesting article.

“My hope is that humanity is smart enough not to go back to this type of earthly protection. Just protect it. That’s enough. Just protect it and have everybody agree..."

Hmmm...a little naive I think. What about the other Apollo sites? How do you define protection?  Can someone set up a hotel at the scene even if they don't muck around with the site itself?

I think there needs to be a formal protection mechanism for the Moon.

Can't now recall what was in the Moon Treaty but I don't think it ever gained many signatures and was pretty useless.

An International Lunar Co-operation Organisation is required I think similar to arrangements for the Antarctic.

I don't think this should serve as a model for Mars - which I want to see create its own sovereign authority.


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#3 2021-03-22 18:42:23

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Re: Apollo 11 site should be granted heritage status, says space agency

The outer space treaty should cover the items left behind as still the property of that nation

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#4 2021-03-22 20:19:53

Tmcom
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Re: Apollo 11 site should be granted heritage status, says space agency

louis wrote:

Interesting article.

“My hope is that humanity is smart enough not to go back to this type of earthly protection. Just protect it. That’s enough. Just protect it and have everybody agree..."

Hmmm...a little naive I think. What about the other Apollo sites? How do you define protection?  Can someone set up a hotel at the scene even if they don't muck around with the site itself?

I think there needs to be a formal protection mechanism for the Moon.

Can't now recall what was in the Moon Treaty but I don't think it ever gained many signatures and was pretty useless.

An International Lunar Co-operation Organisation is required I think similar to arrangements for the Antarctic.

I don't think this should serve as a model for Mars - which I want to see create its own sovereign authority.

Agreed, there should be a couple of km's zone around the landing site, where the only tourism is via a hovering bus or space drone, (pretty much destroy it if there is a Maccers on the horizon).

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