posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 01:20 PM
I suspect that the governance of any colonies will be dependant on how the colonies get there. If thru things like nasa or any government agency,
then it will be similar to how civil governments are. If, on the other hand, its by private initiatives, or dependant on them, then companies may be
granted charters and the like, as with the John Company or and of the British Companies that administered overseas colonies.
Newt Gingrich apparently wrote some legislation on how a space colony can become a state. However, I don't recall if this was something he
did as a politician and that was considered by congress, or something that he wrote as a student.