In a message dated 6/22/00 11:18:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
<< You could try, but the Outer Space treaty prohibits extraterrestrial
claims, and signatory nations would not recognize such claims. Bottom line
is, you'd have to be ready to survive an embargo. Conversely, it's a great
big commons that you're free to rape- materials extracted would be yours, ya
just can't claim real estate. When the time comes, this treaty could be
renegotiated or abrogated, of course.
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace
Just a question for everyone. Wasn't there a treaty some years ago that
discouraged or restricted commercial ventures in space? I remember the
discussion about such a treaty but can't remember the outcome.
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