Whether or not you can build property on the moon has become a subject of conversation in the world of space exploration. It’s a question of whether or not a country can legally “own” territory in space, and whether or not humans can live on the moon.
Whether or not you can own land on the moon
Whether you can own land on the moon is an age old question. This hasn’t stopped private companies from trying to sell you real estate in space. And if that’s not enough to keep you happy, there’s NASA looking for volunteers to simulate life on Mars.
There are plenty of social media users out there who claim to have sold you real estate in space. This is a fad that’s sure to only increase as technology improves. The United States has been pushing to get the moon off its hands, and China has been ramping up its own space program. But if the US and China are in a space race, does the Outer Space Treaty still stand?
The question is, does the Outer Space Treaty still apply to the Moon? In the past, some of the 109 nations that signed the treaty have been willing to negotiate, but that’s been about it. That’s not to say that they’ll never agree on a set of rules for all things space related, but the Outer Space Treaty’s lifespan is likely to be short.
The 1967 treaty effectively rules out the possibility that a country can “own” territory in space
Among the most important achievements of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty is the fact that it effectively rules out the possibility that a nation can “own” space. The treaty states that Earth nations can only use celestial bodies for peaceful purposes. In addition, it provides for the use of military resources for the support of peaceful uses of space.
The most important thing about the Outer Space Treaty is that it promotes international cooperation. In particular, it requires that participating States certify that they will not engage in activities that might violate the provisions of the treaty. The treaty also requires that States take measures to supervise their national activities in outer space. The treaty’s purposes include exploring the outer space for peaceful purposes, strengthening friendly relations between States and promoting international cooperation.
The treaty also promotes the establishment of the International Space Station. This is a very important accomplishment, as it will provide a platform for the United States, Russia and other nations to work together on space science and technology.
China’s long-term plans to establish manned bases on the moon
Developing a robotic or manned base on the moon has been an ambition of mankind for thousands of years. Today, China is in the process of laying the groundwork for a moon base. China hopes to have a manned station operating by 2020 and a self-sufficient lunar base by 2036.
A manned station would provide a home for Chinese astronauts for a long time. Chinese officials say that the base would be a stepping stone for space exploration, and that they will continue to research space physics and robotic exploration. The Chinese are also developing new spacecraft for future lunar missions.
China has signed space station cooperation agreements with the United Nations, the European space agency and Russia. A lunar research station would be operated by artificial intelligence technology and would have a mobile lunar station that could roam 1,000km on the moon’s surface. The station would process lunar regolith for metals and gases, and would be a bridgehead for a network of solar power plants.
Jeff Bezos’ plans to build a human settlement on the moon
During a rare public appearance in Washington on Thursday, Jeff Bezos laid out his vision for building a human settlement on the Moon. The billionaire businessman is the CEO of Blue Origin, a company that aims to help NASA reach its goal of sending astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
Bezos says he is committed to investing in the space venture to make it a reality. He plans to build an Amazon-like delivery system for the moon, and plans to work with NASA to build a “moon village” that will help the agency meet its accelerated deadline to send astronauts back to the Moon.
Blue Origin has been designing a suite of lunar surface vehicles and is ready to work with NASA on the Blue Moon lunar lander. The company also successfully launched an unmanned crew capsule into space.
Blue Origin believes that using reusable rockets will dramatically reduce the cost of space travel. They have built a 59-foot-tall New Shepard rocket, which has already sent several unmanned spacecraft to the Moon. They also have developed a New Glenn craft, which is designed to travel further than the New Shepard.