Quotable (#14)

Hang on while I call my lawyer ...

Hang on while I call my lawyer …

Jason Koebler on the obstacle to commercial space activity posed by the 1967 Outer Space Treaty:

While the United States has long been a capitalist society, other countries look at space more as a shared resource — under current international law, any sort of asteroid or resource mining would potentially have to be shared amongst the world.

“Many countries are much more interested in the equitable sharing of resources and land,” [space lawyer Rosanna] Sattler said. “These asteroid mining companies are not going to spend all that money and go to hostile environments to find out that they have to equitably share what they extract.”

A safe assumption, surely?