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Old November 2 2010, 01:15 AM   #35
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Re: funding for manned Mission to Mars [financial/political ONLY]

HunterB5446 wrote: View Post
but if they do find resources there of any kind, I don't think any one country should be able to claim it.
As I understand it, none of the nations that sign and ratified the 1967 Outer Space Treaty could do that. The treaty unfortunately includes the language "common heritage of mankind" which mean that any resources you find has to be share with "all mankind." Making it a bit difficult to generate a profit for your shareholders.
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