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US Congress grants leftpondians the right to own asteroid booty

Eclectic Man

I read the proposal as not banning other, non USA, organisations form mining the same celestial resources as USA corporations. Two or more could mine the same NEO in the brief window of opportunity that it lies within a reasonable distance from Earth.

The unanswered question is how governments on earth will resolve conflicts in space.

(I'm sure there's a relevant 'Red Dwarf' sketch, but I just can't think of it at the moment.)

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