BY JOHN ANTCZAK • Associated Press Writer • January 29, 2010
The vote Friday by the California State Historical Resources Commission is part of a five-state effort to have Tranquility Base become a national historic landmark and then a world heritage site.
The designation applies to everything left there by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, not the lunar surface.
State Historic Preservation Officer Milford Wayne Donaldson says similar moves will be made in Texas, New Mexico, Georgia and Florida — the other states highly involved in the Apollo program.
Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon after the lunar module Eagle landed on the Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969.