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Astronaut artifacts on moon — like Apollo landers and Neil Armstrong’s bootprint — now protected by US law – CNN

Who cares what happens to astronaut artifacts on the moon? All humans should. The US One Small Step Act is the first law enacted by any nation that recognizes the…

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(The Conversation)It’s hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease. But how humans treat those bootprints and the historic lunar landing sites upon which they are found will speak volumes about who we humans are and who we seek to become.
On December 31, 2020, the One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act became law. As far as laws go, it’s pretty benign. It requires companies that…

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