Who owns the Moon?

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No one owns this bad boy. I didn’t know this until today. I thought it was a first-come, first-served kinda deal, the US flag planting their sovereignty over the rock.

http://www.space.com/33440-space-law.html

‘Space is free for all nations to explore, and sovereign claims cannot be made. Space activities must be for the benefit of all nations and humans. (So, nobody owns the moon.)’

It all seems very noble and righteous, a communal bit of cheese orbiting the Earth. In our surely destructive future, though, I envisage a battle for space’s resources, the moon a weaponised base for storage and procreation. Something like that.

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Further reading: https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/oct/17/who-owns-moon-land

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