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US legislators push for national park on moon

Congresswomen propose law to protect sites of 1969 Apollo lunar landings.

Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 07:34
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The US government designates areas across the country as national parks to help conserve the natural beauty of the land.

But a new bill in Congress hopes to expand that portfolio far beyond American shores to a few locations in space.

Two congresswomen are proposing a law that would establish a Historical Park at the sites of the Apollo lunar landings.

Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.

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