The Los Angeles Times (1/29, Anton) reports, "California is poised to become the first state to register the items at Tranquility Base as an official State Historical Resource. If the State Historical Resources Commission approves the idea at a meeting in Sacramento today, it would be a victory for scientists who want to build support for having Tranquility Base designated a United Nations World Heritage Site." Many of the items were left by the Apollo 11 crew in order to make room for lunar samples. Preserving the site, according to the article, is a "priority for the space heritage movement." Meanwhile, Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin "says any move to preserve Tranquility Base should be done in concert with a badly needed rethinking of international space law to create 'a unified space vision' on issues of future exploration."
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