Memo to RMN: In the event of a moon disaster: On Roger Ebert’s Journal
January 22, 2011: The RMN that Roger Ebert refers to is the then President of the U.S. when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon, Richard Milhouse Nixon, not the Réunion des musées nationaux, though when he later lived in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, he was often seen frequenting the French restaurants in New York City. Water damage has made that former residence, unfortunately, not salvageable, said to be owned by a Japanese pension fund company as an investment. Perhaps American preservationists should have taken a more active role, Japan so far away.
The original LEM “Eagle” I am given to understand crashed back into the Moon at an unknown location. The other LEM’s to have carried astronauts (total 12) to the surface of the Moon and back into lunar orbit for the “rendezvous” and return to Earth, were crashed into the Moon for seismic experiments, the analyses of the data were in the news recently. Two independent researches have shown that the center or the core of the Moon may indeed be molten.
Speaking of preservation, there’s a discussion about the “artifacts” of space and how they could or should be preserved and legal definitions described. Here’s an article on “Space Archaeology” in the LA Times.