Thursday, November 14, 2013
NASA and Bigelow Aerospace held a joint press conference in Washington DC on November 12, 2013 to discuss some upcoming projects. NASA’s paltry dwindling budget have forced it to work with outside vendors and rely heavily on private companies to provide taxi service into space for astronauts and supplies.
When asked by CNBC if he believes anyone should own the Moon, Bigelow responded;
“No. No one anything should own the moon. But, yes, multiple entities, group, individual, yes. They should have opportunity to own the Moon.”
Explaining his reasoning for wanting lunar property rights, Bigelow stated,
“Ultimately, permanent lunar bases will have to be anchored to permanent commercial facilities . . . Without property rights there will be no justification for investment and the risk to life.”
The sky’s no longer the limit for ambitious lawyers and location – location – location takes on an entirely new meaning.