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California Gets Heritage Status for Flag on Moon

The California state Historical Resources Commission applied to have objects left behind on the Tranquility Base placed on the California's registry of historic landmarks and resources. The list of more than 100 objects includes the bottom stage of the lunar lander and the American flag planted by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

It may seem unfair that California is claiming the Tranquility Base as a state historical resource but Jay Correia, a state historian who oversees the registry, told ABC news that California's recognition was sought because aerospace firms and institutions based there led the way in "researching, developing and manufacturing the machinery that got men to the moon."

The Historical Resources Commission says other states who played a significant role in getting men to the moon (New Mexico, Texas, Alabama and Florida) will follow in California's foot steps. The group hopes that eventually, this will all lead to designating Tranquility Base as a United Nations World Heritage Site.

Read the full article here.

  • Socnom
    My house was built in 1950. The money spend to build it was taxed. That tax monies went to NASA which allowed the US to land on the moon. Can I declare my house a State Historical Resource?

    It amazes me how California is 20bil in debt, yet they spend money on stuff like this.
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  • flaminggerbil
    Last time I checked, America and especially california do not own the moon. I hope some Russian chap goes and nicks the flag just to piss them off.
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  • flaminggerbil
    Last time I checked, America and especially california do not own the moon. I hope some Russian chap goes and nicks the flag just to piss them off.
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  • the_krasno
    FlamingGerbilLast time I checked, America and especially california do not own the moon. I hope some Russian chap goes and nicks the flag just to piss them off.
    That would be more hilarious if he replaced it with a sign that reads "I CAPTURED YOUR FLAG, REDBLUWHITE TEAM!"
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  • lowguppy
    A flag on the moon does not exist on this world, let alone in a specific state. If they want it recognized, create a list of "Moon heritage sites"
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  • tenor77
    All your flags are belong to us.
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  • duckmanx88
    SocnomMy house was built in 1950. The money spend to build it was taxed. That tax monies went to NASA which allowed the US to land on the moon. Can I declare my house a State Historical Resource?It amazes me how California is 20bil in debt, yet they spend money on stuff like this.
    its in debt because of large prison spending and the real estate bubble. and the article said nothing about spending. please read it next time.
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  • Socnom
    duckmanx88its in debt because of large prison spending and the real estate bubble. and the article said nothing about spending. please read it next time.I did read the article, that is why my analogy works. I did not say this is the only reason why they are in debt. Just making a point that while they are in debt, spending the courts time/money & the states time/money just to declare something that they do not own as theirs is an irresponsible waste of valuable government time/money.
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  • flaminggerbil
    the_krasnoThat would be more hilarious if he replaced it with a sign that reads "I CAPTURED YOUR FLAG, REDBLUWHITE TEAM!"CTF on the moon? I see an opportunity for the first space olympic games here.
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  • RADIO_ACTIVE
    SocnomIt amazes me how California is 20bil in debt, yet they spend money on stuff like this.
    I did not read anywhere in the article that they spent any money just that:

    "to have objects left behind on the Tranquility Base placed on the California's registry of historic landmarks and resources"
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