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senate Bill S. 1694

One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act

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One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act

Official Title

A bill to require any Federal agency that issues licenses to conduct activities in outer space to include in the requirements for such licenses an agreement relating to the preservation and protection of the Apollo 11 landing site, and for other purposes.


One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act This bill requires a federal agency that issues a license for the conduct of a lunar activity to require that each license applicant agree to abide by recommendations, guidelines, or principles issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) related to the protection and preservation of U.S. government lunar artifacts. A federal agency may exempt specific activities from such an agreement if the activities have legitimate and significant historical, archaeological, anthropological, scientific, or engineering value; assess a penalty fee for violations of such an agreement.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed on a voice vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
  • The senate Passed on a voice vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedMay 23rd, 2019

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