October 18, 2005

HERE’S A COOL NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES EVENT:

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005
12:30-2:00 PM
Keck 201 Conference Room

Space Settlement: Homesteading on the Moon?

The degree to which land on the moon may be owned has been the subject of debate and international treaties since the start of the Cold War. This seminar will address the relationship of existing treaties to lunar property rights and the role of such ownership as an incentive for commercial space settlement. Panelists will address the following questions:

Why settle the moon?
What are the policy implications of a lunar settlement?
What are the opportunities and challenges?
Should privately funded missions play a role in lunar settlement?

I wish I could go. (Via Space Law Probe, which also notes that there’s more general interest in space property rights these days).

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