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Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.
It turns out that one of the weird international rules that govern the cosmos prohibits this. A UN agreement says you can't litter in space, and that includes dumping bodies.
“We've pulled microbes out of permafrost, and there we're talking about organisms surviving around one million years in suspended animation. Especially if the trip is somewhere close, like to Mars, bacterial spores in the human body will survive for sure,” says Gary King, a microbial biologist at Louisiana State University who studies microbes that survive in extreme environments.
originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: BlackProject A UN agreement that you can't litter in space? I nearly fell of my chair through laughing. Just what about all the MILLIONS of pieces of"litter" that floating about in space now. All the bits that have fallen off satellites, the tools that the ISS have dropped.etc.
It is well known all these pieces of "litter" are very dangerous to future spaceflight and the authorities do not know what to do about them.