Mar 24, 2017 05:57 PM EDT
The NASA Transition Act 2017 has been approved by President Trump. The act includes protecting and preserving Apollo landing sites.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA already passed an act at the Congress after more than six years of pushing. The NASA Transition Authorization act was finally signed by President Donald J. Trump to support the Nation's Space exploration.
According to Lights In The Dark, the six different landing sites of Apollo in July 1969 up to December 1972 remain exactly as they were left for over four decades. During those times, 12 American astronauts landed to take data and samples to sustain the NASA Apollo Program.
And just like what have been done with any artifacts collected over the past years these must be preserved. The footprints, all discarded equipment as well as rover tracks which are kept in place since the exploration must be taken with utmost importance.
Fortunately, last March 21, 2017, President Donald Trump finally signed the law of NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, Collect Space reported. The law is implemented to protect and preserve the historical landing sites in the moon which is considered as one of the world's greatest discovery.
Under the Act, is the section describing the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that specifically assess the issues on the Apollo landing sites. The section clearly states, "protecting and preserving the historically important Apollo program landing sites."
President Trump said, "Almost half a century ago, our brave astronauts planted the first American flag on the moon. A big moment in our history." Further stated in the bill aside from protection and preservation of the Apollo moon landing sites are the support for NASA to study a crewed mission towards Mars that would start in 2030.
To recall, Apollo moon landing have left such discoveries where Neil Armstrong gained popularity as he is the first person to step on the moon. Currently, the NASA bill signed by President Trump will not only protect and preserve the moon landing sites but also further explore the space.
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