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Who "owns" the moon?

  1. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 6 years ago

    Did Neil Armstrong claim it for us?
    I know the answer.
    Lets see if you do....:-)

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      sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I totally own it bud so back off.  I just let Neil go up and check it out to make sure there wasn't anyone on my turf. big_smile

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      Will Bensonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting topic. Until relatively recently, the U.S. was the only nation capable of moon missions, but things have changed. In the past few years, Japan, India and China have launched moon missions to explore and evaluate it, to what end?

      The Chinese research includes looking for H3 deposits. H3 would be used to power lunar fusion reactors which in turn would allow for permanent lunar settlements.

      So in 1967 everyone agreed to "share" the moon i.e. to prevent the U.S. from claiming it. Now, things are different.

      My guess is that actual moon ownership will be determined by generals instead of lawyers, and possession will probably be 9 points of the law.

      Treaties are broken on earth all the time, why would the moon be different?

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 110942.htm

    3. lady_love158 profile image61
      lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I own it!

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...god?...wait...it's not sunday...


    ...no one 'owns' it....

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why do you say that?

  3. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    The same dude that owns the sunrise and sunset.

    And I have no friggin' idea who that is.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ok...ya don't know...there is an answer.

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...ok...what's your answer....i could go into some speil on what defines 'ownership' and whatever...i'll leave that for someone else...

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Someway:
      To give the answer would be premature.
      I would like this "thread" to continue.
      I will eventually give the answer.
      There IS a definite answer.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        okay...i'll wait patiently...........................................................

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          TY Someway...:-)

      2. Moonchild60 profile image84
        Moonchild60posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There is a definite answer.  No one.

        It was here before we arrived and will still be here when we are gone.  Everything is temporary.  No one can "Own" the Moon, the Sun, the Stars, the Earth or anything else in space.  What we believe we own on earth is temporary as well and more often than not, meaningless.    Are the American Indians the only people who understood this?

  5. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I have heard that you can actually buy acreage in the moon. The person who decided to sell deeds to moon claims has actually made enough money that I wondered if it could happen that I started selling deeds to Mars! It is a very weird thing but I have seen shows about how the guy did this and that it might be possible that the deeds would have to be respected hmm

    Totally weird!

  6. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    "Who "owns" the moon?"

    I do. I won it from this guy in Vegas last week…

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Would you be interested in buying the Brooklyn bridge?

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        me and kirstenblog own the moon

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ROFL! lol

          Thats right! wink

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            ...i heard a couple of 'chicks' owned it....you 2 look good in your moon suits btw....

            http://www.popularmechanics.com/cm/popularmechanics/images/in/lunar-real-estate-0608-md.jpg

      2. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I bought that years ago… I’ve been leasing it to Al Gore ever since.

        1. kirstenblog profile image78
          kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ROFL! lol

          I had this teacher who used to tell me I could sell her the Brooklyn Bridge all the time! She was my typing teacher and word processing teacher and strangely was one of the funniest teachers I had. When my friend Monty and I figured out why half the computers in the room where not working for a mail merge (two commands needed swapping and it worked) she told us we need not worry about our grades and once bought one of my self published Zines for $20 and would not take her change! Suggested price of $3 but whatever you felt it was worth was my pricing structure big_smile

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    Mistress Cleanseposted 6 years ago

    The man on the moon.

  8. Rishy Rich profile image79
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    Do we have space laws?

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    Uma07posted 6 years ago

    Some fanatic said he bought a piece of land for a movie star and gave him the documents.The star said if he ever built a house there he would let others know. big_smile

    No.Seriously,it was in the news.

  10. camlo profile image82
    camloposted 6 years ago

    We all own the moon: The 1967 Outer Space Treaty states that the Moon and all outer space is the 'province of all mankind'.

    1. camlo profile image82
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hate to argue, but wouldn't Neil Armstrong have said that in view of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty?

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        While on the moon Neil and Buzz planted a United States flag and left a sign that read, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind."

  11. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    There's some guy in Nevada named Hope who claimed ownership of the Moon with the UN and has made a good chunk of change selling deeds to property there. 

    Interesting question and this would probably make a good hub. I think that many entities would like to claim ownership of the moon but just as it happened here in the US, those that eventually colonize the moon will claim ownership. 

    Personally, I think its going to be all those oppressed millionaires and billionaires that claim they're being taxed too heavily that will leave this world and colonize the moon and start their own New World Order. They'll all become trillionaires too because the Moon's soil is rich with Helium-3, a clean renewable energy source which we will definitely need here on Earth at some point.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      THIS is the answer.

      The whole "control of the seas" thing will happen again at some point in space. Humanity is nothing if not predictable.

  12. Tom Cornett profile image54
    Tom Cornettposted 6 years ago

    My best guess....Nike...we ran out of American assets  in the 90s...so...our massive loans are probably being backed by moon property.  America can't pay...so...therefore...the moon will be re-possessed and turned into massive sweat shop real estate.

    Someday....we will look up and see a big ass Nike check mark on the moon.  smile

  13. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 6 years ago

    No right answers yet...but ya'll are trying,,,:-)

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am certain that, when the resources become important, whatever you have that "proves" who owns it will go bye-bye, and the country/alliance with the most aggressive, offensive satellite and spacecraft program will be the ones actually harvesting the stuff up there.  Our species has been going after resources in that fashion since before we actually were the species we currently are.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Shades;  Certainly a possibility.   :-)

  14. wildorangeflower profile image55
    wildorangeflowerposted 6 years ago

    Buzz Lightyear owns the moon

  15. BDazzler profile image82
    BDazzlerposted 6 years ago

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/Apollo-11-_Plaque-replica.jpg

    Evidently only nice guys .... oh ... wait, that's mankind, not kind man ... ooops.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      BDszzler has it RIGHT!
      Neil Armstrong said it: "...we came in peace for all mankind!"
      Ty B Dazzler!
      That ends this thread...:-)

  16. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 6 years ago

    My husband bought it last year in a top secret deal (not a word to anyone, please). We'll be going there for our annual holiday next summer.

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      Uma07posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Just between us Jayne. I won't tell anyone...promise smile

  17. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I think this is where you can buy your patch of the moon
    http://www.lunarregistry.com/

    Crazy stuff!

    Seriously can I sell off chunks of the surface of Mars? lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    I'm guessing if you can homestead 160 acres for at least 5 years, that plot will be yours!

  19. ns1209 profile image35
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    Hey guys, thanks for the inspiration I made a hub about this! I think it is actually a really interesting subject - that I had never thought about before and seeing as I was bored of writing lots of product hubs I made this, and maybe it will even make a few cents!  I included a link back to the forum!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Who-Owns-the-Moon

  20. ddsurfsca profile image74
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    I own it I have the paperwork right in front of me, and for a very small price, say 59.95 I will subdivide it into equal parcels of one acre each, thereby allowing plenty of room for profit when you decide to sell.

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    Like all spoils it will go to the victors.  Anyone who sets up a working trasport system there and back will control it and so to all intents and purposes - own it.  The Chinese are pushing ahead with their space missions it says in the paper here, my guess is that the first 'base' will be Chinese - and they can afford to do it and keep it I would think.

 
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