It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by GhostITM
In theory, no one can claim any object in space, or use it for military purposes because of the Outer Space Treaty signed in 1969 (or somewhere around then...can't remember exactly). Although, like all UN treaties, it'll be ignored and also upheld when and where it suits those countries involved.
Then you have to take into consideration private interests...... which I do believe are covered by the treaty, however it'll have to be beefed up and extended to really be of any use in this light.
Originally posted by Nygdan
True enough, there'd be many more 'Roanokes' in this scenario.