Watch your step, moonwalkers

Buzz Aldrin’s footprint on the moon (via NASA, via Hyperallergic)On the one hand it seems overly navel-gazing, in the context of our nansecond of impact on our tiny corner of the universe, to preserve our first footprints in space.

On the other, laying down guidelines for exploration that promote care and preservation seems like the best possible plan. Maybe - just maybe - it will encourage us to approach the new frontier with more forethought than the way we approached some of the old ones.

Bravo, NASA for setting the tone.

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The New Frontier - Allsion Meier for Hyperallergic

NASA to future moon explorers: Don’t ruin our Apollo landing sites - The Daily News