The Legal News
The United Nations watched as man began to race into outer space during the late 60’s. From these events the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 was inacted. It simply put in place guidelines which every country, government, non – governmental entities would follow while exploring outer space. The Outer Space Treaty also made sure no one government would rule over outer space, instead all governments would, like a Federation.
Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty reads –
“State Parties to the Treaty Shall bear international responsibility for national activities in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, whether such activities are carried on by governmental agencies or by non- governmental entities, and for assuring that national activities are carried out in conformity with the provisions set forth in the present Treaty. The activities of non-governmental enities in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, shall require authorization and continuing supervision by the appropriate State Party to the Treaty. When activities are in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, by an international organization, responsibility for compliance with this Treaty shall be borne both by the international organization and by the States Parties to the Treaty participating in such organization.”
Simply put, we must submit a proposal to the United Nations, Secretary General for review and wait for there approval before building on the Moon.
We submitted our proposals as of March 5, 1998.
Then in 1979, the United Nations put forth the Moon Treaty, which was excepted into to UN Law in 1984. The Moon Treaty was written to make sure no one person, government, company, or corporation could own the Moon, or any celestial bodies. Only the structures which they, themselves build in space or on celestial bodies.
The Moon Treaty of 1979 Article 11, Point 3 states
“Neither the surface, nor the subsurface of the moon, no any part there of or natural resources in place, shall become property of any State, international, intergovernmental, or non-governmental organization, national organization, or non-governmental entity or of any natural person. The placement of personnel, space vehicles, equipment, facilities, stations, and installations on or below the surface or subsurface, shall not create a right of ownership over the surface or the subsurface of the moon or any areas thereof.”
According to this point, no person or government can own the surface or subsurface of the Moon. Only what you build can be called yours.
There has been much debate in regards to the Moon Treaty whether it is U.N. law. The United States and Russia never signed this treaty, so there are those who say they can lay legal claim to the Moon and all other eight planets and there planets as well. Even if the Moon Treaty is not law. The authors of the Outer Space Treaty, which was signed by every country, states in its first opening paragraph
The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 Article I
“Outer Space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be FREE for exploration and use by all states without discrimination of any kind on a basis of equality and in accordance with the international law, there shall be FREE access to all areas of celestial bodies.”
Then how can anyone person, government, state, etc lay claim to ownership of the Moon or other celestial bodies. It would no longer be free for all to enjoy. But by building a structure on the surface on the Moon, is like homesteading in the early days of the United States.
Noone owns the Moon, just like homes that sit on the beach in Southern California, you own the home not the land or sand it sits on, the Antartic or the Artic. You will receive a bound portfolio explaining every detail of our Lunar Projects, images of restaraunts, franchises, their menus, an image of a Lunar City, images of future Lunar Vehichles, images of the MoonBeam homes and more, as well as your Certificate of Reservation, and two Lunar Tickets. After receiving or giving a MoonBeam Lunar Collection, you or that special someone will be staring at the Moon in a whole new way. You will be sure to be talking about it.