Just to give you some background, no one nation “owns” space. The USA among Russia, China and other nations signed the Outer Space Treaty (yes, really) to make sure.
This means some people are already getting a little arsey about the USA coming in and handing out the universe’s resources – as though they belong to them.
Some people are getting a little arsey about the USA coming in and handing out the universe’s resources
Gbenga Oduntan, an international commercial lawyer at the University of Kent, said the bill was “a full-frontal attack on settled principles of space law.” Other believe it’s fair game – because everyone owns it.
No company has yet got the technology to mine anything – whether its water on the Moon or marshmallows on Mars – but they are still pretty chuffed with the decision anyway.
It feels like they should be getting the Mole out from Thunderbirds next.
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