Moon to have no-fly zones by month end

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No-fly zones will come into effect on the moon for the very first time by the end of this month! Why, even buffer zones that spacecraft may have to avoid will come into existence. The reason: avoiding any spraying of rocket exhaust or dust onto certain historical sites and artefacts on the moon.

The historical sites are of course the Apollo landing sites and artefacts present on the moon. And the “recommendations” are for preserving and protecting these historical sites. There are currently more than three dozen historical sites that preserve the more than four-decade-old remains.

“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.

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  1. Open Minded Thinkier says:

    As private space travel is now possible, we need to hide the fact that although the moon is not made of cheese, it does have “features” the the NASA and government “glossed over”.

    Imagine a Death Star circling the planet where on its “Dark Side” are hidden those things from our view.

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