The Antarctic and Outer Space Treaties after the Cold War: Are They Still Valid?

Originally posted on Roger Launius's Blog:
Artist’s conception of lunar mining, after 2020, artwork by Pat Rawlings. Many believe that the resource rich Moon may one day sustain human efforts to remain in space indefinitely. The two separate treaty regimes—The Antarctic Treaty of 1960 and the Outer Space Treaty of 1967—worked relatively well in…

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