Trump has assigned to the USA the right to extraction of resources on the Moon

Trump has assigned to the USA the right to extraction of resources on the Moon

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order in which it is underlined that the USA does not recognise the agreement of the United Nations of 1979 in which the Moon is recognized a common property of mankind. The new American document supports the commercial mining of the satellite of the Earth and other celestial bodies.

The mass media reports on it referring to the text of the order disseminated by the White House. It is said in it that Americans possess the right to conduct the commercial research and mining operations in the space.

«Outer space is a legally and physically unique domain of human activity, and the United States does not view it as a global commons. Accordingly, it shall be the policy of the United States to encourage international support for the public and private recovery and use of resources in outer space, consistent with applicable law”, – it is marked in the executive order.

In 2019 in the USA a new American program of development of the Moon under name Artemis took a start. The Space Agency NASA intends to land astronauts on the satellite of the Earth in 2024.

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