Monday, June 01, 2009

Space Archaeology

A professor and grad student from LSU (you should be proud, Matt!) have an op-ed in the LA Times calling for the preservation of historic sites off-planet, such as Tranquility Base on the moon. Good forward thinking.

Also a priceless item in the comments. One commenter wants verifiable photos of Tranquility Base to prove the landings didn't take place on a soundstage, as conspiracy theorists have maintained for 40 years.


Matt Mullenix said...

"Jill Thomas is a graduate student in Louisiana State University's School of Art who has done research on cultural heritage in space. Justin St. P. Walsh is an assistant professor of art history and archaeology in the school."

I'll look them up. :-) I am proud.

Also will send this to our clips service if they havne't already spotted it.

Cat Urbigkit said...

The editorial is making its rounds apparently. It's also in Wyoming's only statewide newspaper, the Casper Star-Tribune.