Who Owns The Moon?

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

Learn More:
Outer Space Treaty – 1967
http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4225/documentation/cooperation/treaty.htm
“Treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies.”

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/spacelaw/treaties/introouterspacetreaty.html
“The Outer Space Treaty was considered by the Legal Subcommittee in 1966 and agreement was reached in the General Assembly in the same year ( resolution 2222 (XXI)).”

Hard Cheese
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/02/lunar-property-rights
“WHO owns the Moon? According to the United Nations Outer Space Treaty, signed by every space-faring country, no nation can claim sovereignty over Earth’s lunar satellite.”

Asteroid mining made legal after Barack Obama gives US citizens the right to own parts of celestial bodies
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/asteroid-mining-made-legal-after-barack-obama-gives-us-citizens-the-right-to-own-parts-of-celestial-a6750046.html
“Private companies can now mine asteroids, after Barack Obama signed a major law that reverses decades of space law.”

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