|8 Dec 2003 @ 16:10|
According to the United Nations "Outer Space Treaty", signed by the US, the Moon and other worlds "shall be the province of all mankind".
In the "Moon Treaty" it is further elaborated that it cannot be anyone's property.
To some, this is a major road block preventing us from doing business in space. A rule limiting our freedom and imposing Earthly laws and bureaucracy to the free realms of space. To others, it's a very beautiful idea - that the heavens belong to all of us - and a strong mark against the export of old territorial thinking to this new frontier.