Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday November 29, 2015

Asteroid Mining Made Legal, US Citizens May Own Celestial Bodies

The president has signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act so you may now mine asteroids. But why stop there? Let’s get the legislation going on space advertising, interstellar hotels, Mass Effect relays, etc.

US citizens are now able to obtain their own asteroids and mine resources out of them, and will be able to own the materials they find there. Until now, space has largely been treated as publicly-owned, meaning that nobody could claim commercial ownership of anything that was out there.