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European space agency chief: Apollo landing site on moon should get protected historic site status

Tranquility base, the spot where humans first set foot on the moon, should be granted special heritage status and protected against damage from future visitors and missions, according to the head of the European Space Agency.

The site where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down 50 years ago on Saturday warrants protection as it marks the historic moment when humans reached beyond Earth to another celestial body, said Prof Jan Wörner, the director general of ESA.

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