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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Who Owns The Moon?

Who Owns The Moon? (+Video)

Before the first man landed on the moon, several nations created the basis for international space law. So who does the moon belong to?

Jules Suzdaltsev, Jono Simrin | December 23, 2015

Who owns the moon? Just a couple years before Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, there was a landmark treaty that stipulated how world powers would approach that very question. The Outer Space Treaty, as it is known today, laid out the foundations of space exploration and was signed by the U.S., the Soviet Union and the UK. Importantly, the treaty stated the vast realms of outer space are the "province of mankind." Over 102 countries have signed the treaty since then. It also included important provisions like banning nuclear weapons testing it space. 


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