Posts Tagged ‘claiming planets’

Freedom to Explore the Moon: The Outer Space Treaty

USA Flag on the Moon

Back in 1969, the United States was the first country on Earth to successfully send humans to the Moon.  I am sure many of you are familiar with the image of an American Flag on the moon, planted there by the Apollo 11 astronauts that first walked on it.  However, despite the symbolic ownership that this flag places on the moon, did you know that there is actually a treaty in existence that guarantees the freedom for any country to explore the moon?

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