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California Getting Really Good at Preservation

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The State Historical Resources Commission will decide today if California can register the items left on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts as State Historical Resources. Via the Age: "To compensate for the weight of moon rocks and soil samples, the astronauts gave the heave-ho to more than 100 items, creating a veritable garage sale of high technology and low debris: space boots and portable life support systems; the arm rests from their cockpit seats; a hammer, scoops, cameras and containers; tethers and antennas; empty food bags and bags filled with human waste. Low-impact campers they were not." [The Age]