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Protection Of Humanity’S Cultural And Historic Heritage In Space, Justin St. P. Walsh Jan 2012

Protection Of Humanity’S Cultural And Historic Heritage In Space, Justin St. P. Walsh

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While the international community has acted forcefully since World War II to protect sites and objects of cultural or historic significance on Earth, little attention has been paid to the same kinds of sites and objects in space. There are important ethical and scholarly reasons for wanting to preserve sites and in situ objects in off-Earth contexts from destruction or commercial exploitation. Innovative space research equipment, such as spacecraft, satellites, and space stations, and the locations of historic missions, such as Tranquility Base, therefore deserve formal international recognition and protection. Appropriate models for developing a comprehensive protective scheme can be ...