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Originally posted by Open2Truth
I think they took the news of a planned pizza place on the moon a little too seriously .....
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
slight delay with its launch today;
The weather didn’t cooperate for NASA’s GRAIL launch. We try again tomorrow at 8:33 a.m.
“The approach path for the Descent/Landing (D/L) trajectory should be tangential to the D/L boundary in order to protect the site from off-nominal descent/landing situations,” the document noted. “The visiting vehicle should ensure no overflight of the heritage sites.”
The exclusion zone for Apollo 11's site will result in a keep-out zone of 75 meters from the lunar module descent stage, where as the zone will extend 200-225 meters from the Apollo 17 site.
However, for the Apollo 12, 14, 15 and 16 sites, more access should be provided to individual components and artifacts, NASA added, allowing for future robotic missions to get within touching distance of Apollo hardware – as much as they won’t be allowed physical contact.
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
This sentance from the article sums it all up:
Of course, these recommendations will not be legally binding as the 1967 Outer Space Treaty makes it clear that the lunar surface has no owner.
Sorry people, case closed.
Originally posted by upgrayeddc310t
Sounds pretty legit, actually.
What with all these "space tourism" companies starting up and private spacecraft flights in the near future, they're going to have to regulate those flights. I mean, space is technically consists of "Class A" and "Class E" airspace.edit on 8-9-2011 by upgrayeddc310t because: typo
“Apollo 11 and 17 sites [will] remain off-limits, with ground-travel buffers of 75 metres and 225 metres from each respective lunar lander,” states the July 20 guidelines of NASA. Science journal had obtained the guidelines.
No legal binding
According to Science, by the end of this month NASA is expected to come up with a set of “recommendations” for spacecraft and astronauts visiting the “U.S. government property on the moon.” Of course, these recommendations will not be legally binding as the 1967 Outer Space Treaty makes it clear that the lunar surface has no owner.
Despite the lack of ownership, NASA is hopeful that other countries will respect the U.S. sentiments. Incidentally, the restriction list contains more than the historical sites. For instance, the list
Originally posted by Enlightenme1111
The article is a hoax. There is not a single source reported. Tabloid junk.
Originally posted by jward01
I am sick and tired of the government and TPTB not telling us what is going on. Im sure the technology and knowledge they posses is YEARS ahead of our spacecrafts and lunar landers. They deny deny deny about having more than one space station/base, but it is obvious with all of the activity that is going on on the Moon and the leaked cables from wiki leaks that there are several if not countless moon bases.
There is something going on up there, and enough activity to institute a "no fly zone". Hmmm maybe earth is making many more missions to the moon and know something important that the majority of the world is blind and brain washed against.
Notice how more horror alien films are just about to come out? specifically the Apollo horror movie on the moon? Any one else connecting the dots between current events, series of alien films coming out that show destruction in america. Come on everyone. Wake up