The Hill reports that two Democratic Congresscritters have proposed a couple of new national parks. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, implementation may be a bit of a challenge:
The bill from Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) would create the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park. The park would be comprised of all artifacts left on the surface of the moon from the Apollo 11 through 17 missions.[…] Under the legislation, the park would be established no later than one year after the bill passes and would be run jointly by the Department of the Interior and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The report then notes that Uncle Sugar would be able to accept donations from private companies and foreign governments in order to “provide visitor services and administrative facilities within reasonable proximity to the Historical Park.”
I’m not quite sure what “reasonable proximity” means in this instance, but I’m sure there’ll be a number of well paid bureaucrats to figure it out. However, given the state of the US space program, I suspect that any park rangers in the foreseeable future will have to be Chinese.
A tip of the Mondo Mortarboard to Gabriel Malor at the HQ.