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Who OWns the Moon?



Article VI of the 1967 U.N. Outer Space Treaty, which was ratified  
and is currently in effect, clearly covers this subject:

"States Parties to the Treaty shall bear international responsibility  
for national activities in outer space, including the moon and other  
celestial bodies, whether such activities are carried on by  
governmental agencies or by non-governmental entities, and for  
assuring that national activities are carried out in conformity with  
the provisions set forth in the present Treaty. The activities of non- 
governmental entities in outer space, including the moon and other  
celestial bodies, shall require authorization and continuing  
supervision by the appropriate State Party to the Treaty."

You may read the entire text of the treaty on the United Nations  
website.


Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
909-241-7666

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