US lawmakers want to build a national park on the Moon

The Moon

Something interesting, yet strange, is happening in the U.S. that could change the world forever — or better yet, could change the Moon forever. Apparently, Democrats are pushing to have a national park placed on the Moon for the sole purpose of protecting artifacts left for the period of the Apollo missions.

The idea to establish a national park on the surface of the Moon, came from representatives Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas). They believe it is important to protect the Apollo landing sites due to more foreign nations acquiring the ability to land on the Moon. We’re not certain how they actually plan on building a national park on the surface of the Moon, but one thing is for certain, these people are dead serious.

If the bill is passed, then according to the legislation, the Moon’s very own national park should be up and running a year after. The question is, how will the U.S. government come up with the cash for such an expenditure. NASA is already finding it difficult to acquire funding to do great things in outer space, so building a national park on the Moon could be seen as waste of precious resources.

We don’t expect this plan to go forward as the Moon is not the property of the United States. Furthermore, going ahead with such an idea could cause other nations to be quite upset, which could put a strain on diplomatic relationships. Have you ever seen an angry Russian?

[via The Hill]

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7 comments

  1. Mary

    I couldn’t agree more Seamus & Darcy.

    I nearly shat when I heard this on the news, not that anything surprises me anymore. I so hope that the American citizen finally wakes the hell up and stops electing these people! There ya go…right there…2 idiots not to vote for, and do not vote for those who actually agree with them and this idea!

    How do we fire people again? We are their paycheck, so why can’t we just tell them “You’re Fired”? Better yet, how about we keep our money in our pockets and when they don’t have our money to spend on ALL their nonsense and BS, then they might be able to make a budget too.

    To US Politicians: Put the building you spent our millions on to build where it wasn’t wanted or needed and instead of destroying it now, unused, put it on the moon and move there. Love, Your Boss. PS: the president is NOT your boss.

    ugh. Disgusted NPA citizen.

  2. Mike

    Of course, the first issue is, does the U.S. have the right to claim moon land? And then, doesn’t that mean that other countries will claim “prime” moon space?

    Don’t I recall that certain inter-country agreements–maybe it’s informal and non-binding, and thru the U.N.–prevent that?

  3. Seamus McSeamus

    This is a perfect example of why the US has gone down the crapper. Our elected representatives have no clue what they are doing, and no connection to the people. They are, by an large, career politicians and part of the old boy network, with no real sense of what it’s like to live in the real world.