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Floating Treasure: Space Law Needs to Catch ­p with Asteroid Mining

Asteroid mining

Credit: NASA, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory The University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin

The Outer Space Treaty (OST) turns 50 in October. The foundational 1967 pact establishes space as "the province of all mankind" and forbids the nearly 100 states that have ratified or acceded to it from colonizing celestial bodies or using them for military operations.

From Scientific American
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