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H.R. 3766: One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act

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Should the location of the first humans to set foot on the moon be preserved, or risk being lost?


Exactly 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, it’s becoming a busier place.

In January, China became the first country to land on the far side of the moon, with a robot. India is scheduled to land its first craft on the moon in September. Private companies — most notably Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin — are also taking more active roles in outer space, currently aiming to land spacecraft on the moon by 2021.

Everything from the original Apollo 11 landing site that first put humans on the moon in 1969 is still preserved, because the moon ...

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Eddie Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 30th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Jul 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 16, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 16, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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S. 1694 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — Jul 18, 2019



Jul 16, 2019

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