Historic Preservation of Apollo 11's Tranquility Base: An Archaeological Site Representing the First Human Lunar Landing
Faculty, Anthropology Department,
California State University, Chico
The subtitle of this presentation is “An Archaeological Site Representing the First Human Lunar Landing.” Ms. Westwood has been working with historic preservation officials, NASA, members of the U.S. Congress, and the international community to designate Tranquility Base – where, in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon—a World Heritage Site. She brings the point of view of a professional archaeologist to this effort to preserve a historically-significant site. Along with Dr. Beth O’Leary of New Mexico State University, Ms. Westwood co-founded the Apollo 11 Preservation Task Force. She describes the site and presents an artifact inventory.
Recorded: February 15, 2013