I am a member of project, For All Moonkind. It has been created by a space lawyer who has voluntarily taken on the task of protecting our nation’s lunar landing sites from being disturbed in future decades. Such a possibility is becoming more and more likely, given the private sectors’ advances in space tourism. Imagine a private company sending an unmanned robot or, in the more distant future, sending a group of space tourists to explore the Apollo 11 landing site and removing artifacts for their own purposes. By working through international law, For All Moonkind hopes to prevent such exploitation, not only at the Apollo sites, but at all similarly significant sites which might arise elsewhere in the solar system from early human exploration. Someday, For All Moonkind might make this vision a reality…an earth-child taking a fieldtrip to the moon, entering a pressurized dome and walking along established pathways over and around the pristinely preserved history of our species’ first steps into space.
If you would like to know more, and perhaps lend your support to this voluntary project, please visit www.ForAllMoonkind.org