Toss the Treaty! Politicians Propose "National Park" On the Moon
2013 07 12
By Joseph Straw | Daily News
Houston, we have a gift shop.
A pair of lawmakers are pushing a plan to establish a new national park that would be quite literally out of this world — a full 250,000 miles away from this world.
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) want the country to open its next national park on the surface of the moon.
The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act establishing the galactic getaway “would ensure that the scientific data and cultural significance of the Apollo artifacts remain unharmed by future lunar landings,” Edwards said in a statement Tuesday.
The pair hope that a lunar national park would protect historical artifacts like gear left on the moon by seven lunar missions – six of which landed a dozen Americans on the moon between 1969 and 1972 — from an onslaught of foreign and private visitors in the years and decades to come.
Experts, however, say the bill may both duplicate and conflict with elements of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which the U.S. and Soviet Union signed off on at the height of the space race.
The treaty – joined by the Russian Federation and 100 other counties – establishes that all space objects remain property of the nation that launched them.
The treaty also bars any claim of national sovereignty on lunar territory – for park space or otherwise.
In a nod to the treaty, Edwards’ bill limits the park’s components to the NASA equipment itself, but also defines the landing sites as “all areas of the Moon where astronauts and instruments connected to the Apollo program between 1969 and 1972 touched the lunar surface.”
That invokes astronauts’ precious lunar footprints, which may be tough to protect under the treaty.
James Dunstan, a veteran space lawyer and a fellow with the think tank TechFreedom noted that the last three Apollo missions deployed lunar rovers that covered “significant amounts of real estate.”
Joanne Gabrynowicz a Brooklyn native and director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi, said that under the treaty, “the fact that a lunar rover or other object has traversed lunar territory does not constitute a claim.”
Read the full article at: nydailynews.com
Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke’s left his family portrait on the surface of the moon, April 23, 1972. Artifacts like this would be preserved under the proposed Act. Source: HuffingtonPost.com
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