Skip to comments.Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources
Posted on 04/06/2020 2:45:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (April 6) establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources. That policy stresses that the current regulatory regime notably, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty allows the use of such resources.
This view has long held sway in U.S. government circles. For example, the United States, like the other major spacefaring nations, has not signed the 1979 Moon Treaty, which stipulates that non-scientific use of space resources be governed by an international regulatory framework. And in 2015, Congress passed a law explicitly allowing American companies and citizens to use moon and asteroid resources.
The executive order, called "Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources," has been in the works for about a year, a senior administration official said during a teleconference with reporters today. The order was prompted, at least in part, by a desire to clarify the United States' position as it negotiates with international partners to help advance NASA's Artemis program for crewed lunar exploration, the official added. (Engagement with international partners remains important, the official said.)
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Damn! He hates the moon as much as he hates the Earf!!!
It would save some time if the drills started on the acne scars on the Man in the Moon
Space owls, space fish, space everything affected.
Injunction in 3, 2, 1.....
Globalists and libs countdown to ‘roid rage.
Be sure to pack a scrooch gun.
If Bathhouse Barry were still president, he would want to tap Uranus.
Strip-mine the surface facing the Earth. Make it spell TRUMP.
Be sure to look for the upsedayzium.
The upside of this is that by making it economically desirable Trump is virtually guaranteeing that the private sector will get us back to the moon within 10-15 years. He's outsourcing NASAs mission, which is good because NASA does nothing.
Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources
There’s a “tap that asteroid” joke here. I know there is.
It’s just that I’m not gonna be the one to make it.
(We’ll mine the other planets later.)
Shoot i got it wrong. Should have been...
I see what you did there. Mare Pete’s favorite planet is Uranus.
Dems butt-hurt over Trump moon-mining.
Trump keeps giving the libtards a full moon, driving the moonbats crazy every month!
Forget Mount Rushmore. President Trump should have his face carved in the moon, so the lefties would have to look at it every full moon.
Oh, I know. Im with you. I was just predicting the MSM/dem response.
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