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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: It's an exercise in lunacy


Last updated 3/17/2023 at 8:33am

It seems only fitting that a recent push to define and enforce some kind of time zone system on the moon has a link to the word lunacy.

The Associate Press reported Feb. 28 the European Space Agency requested that the moon to have its own time zone. In response, a joint international effort, with all the countries participating in the race back to the moon, is being launched to create what one navigation system engineer called “a common lunar reference time.”

The current space race aims to get to the moon, set up space stations and push on to Mars from the moon’s surface. NASA is sh...

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