Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Enlightenme1111
Sure there's a source.
According to Science, by the end of this month NASA is expected to come up with a set of “recommendations” for spacecraft and
astronauts visiting the “U.S. government property on the moon.” Of course, these recommendations will not be legally binding as the 1967 Outer
Space Treaty makes it clear that the lunar surface has no owner.
As dozens of private teams race to return to the moon as soon as next year, spurred on by $30 million in prize money from Google and the X Prize
Foundation, NASA is wrestling with how to safeguard the historic and scientific value of more than three dozen sites containing remnants of America's
golden era of space exploration, including the spot where Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. left the first footprints on the lunar surface.
Later this month, the agency plans to issue what it calls "recommendations" for spacecraft, or future astronauts, visiting U.S. government property on
edit on 9/7/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
They should just let that '67 treaty go... You know, sort of like alot of the treaties we had with the American Indians.
It all sounds good on paper, but what is the reality when you find that there is "Gold in them thar hills!"
...Or Helium 3
Let's not fool ourselves...we will own the moon...and as long as we are still profit driven, we will own it 'hard".
I own the land, I own the sea,
with every blade of grass and tree...
I own the tools that the workers use,
to build the palace that's meant for me!
I own the sky, even way up high;
the clouds as they pass are for none but I...
I own that star, and that one there;
the riches of my asteroids are beyond compare!
The Moon you say? Tis but a family heirloom;
from the age when helium was an energy boom...
And tho now tis but Swiss cheese, 'tis still a
popular getaway, where the rates are quite reasonable,
something everyone can pay.
I think history has shown that the rules we make are only effective as the morality of the men of that time will allow...
Perhaps when we, as a species, can move a little further out of the scarcity noose we all wear;
Perhaps then we can see more clearly the universal moral of respect in balance with community and nature...
and rid ourselves of greed...
edit on 9-9-2011 by Khurzon because: clarification
edit on 9-9-2011 by Khurzon because: punctuation