New Mexico to Add Moon Landing Artifacts to State Historic Registry

Posted on April 6, 2010


This coming Friday, the Cultural Property Review Committee, part of the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, will consider whether to add moon landing artifacts to the state registry of historic places.

The nomination was submitted by Beth O’Leary, vice-chair of the Cultural Property Review Committee, and her students from New Mexico State University and the Apollo 11 Preservation Task Force.  The Apollo 11 Preservation Task Force has a stated goal of getting the moon artifacts on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

On January 29, 2010, California placed 109 moon artifacts on their state register of historic properties.  New Mexico would be the second state to do so.

Read Moon landing site could be cultural property at NM Business Weekly.