3 thoughts on “Homesteading The High Frontier

  1. Jim Davis

    …offers the possibility of legal, tradable land titles…

    My emphasis. “Legal” means permitted by or in accordance with law. The question is: what law? Passed by what legislature? Enforced by what executive? Adjudicated by what courts? If the answer is those of the United States that is a de facto declaration of sovereignty forbidden by the Outer Space Treaty.

    Many believe that the 1967 Outer Space Treaty implicitly prohibits private property in outer space…

    Here and throughout the proposal you say private property when you presumably mean land ownership. You might want to tighten up the language to avoid this confusion. No one seriously argues that the Outer Space treaty forbids private property in space.

    1. Thomas Matula

      Jim,

      [[[Here and throughout the proposal you say private property when you presumably mean land ownership. You might want to tighten up the language to avoid this confusion. No one seriously argues that the Outer Space treaty forbids private property in space.]]]

      I find that New Spacers are more interested in using emotionally laden words like “private property” to spin the debate rather then being legally accurate. That is why they ignore legal fact that there has been private property in space since 1962 and there has been private property on the Moon since 1993 since it would destroy their strawman argument that there are currently no private property rights in space.

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