Monday, February 01, 2010
"On Friday, California became the first state to register the items at Tranquility Base as an official State Historical Resource.
"The unanimous vote by the eight-member 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.
"Texas is part of that effort, along with New Mexico, Alabama and Florida — the other states highly involved in the Apollo program.
"Some scientists want to have Tranquility Base designated a U.N. World Heritage Site in advance of what they believe will be unmanned trips to the moon by private groups, and even someday by tourists."