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Reps. want National Park on the moon

National Park Moon

Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, the moon?

Two congress-members are pitching an out-of-this world idea to put a national park there.

Representatives Donna Edwards of Maryland and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas have proposed legislation to make the sites of moon landings as a National Historic Park.

They said their concern is protecting artifacts left by astronauts from future commercial development.

The National Park designation would only apply to the American flags, lunar rover and other objects.

That’s because the moon’s surface doesn’t belong to the U.S. or any other nation, under an international treaty.

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