NASA is offering to buy lunar samples collected by companies for a token sum primarily to set a precedent for space resource rights on the moon.
Op-ed | Where does space begin? The decades-long legal mission to find the border between air and space
No one at present can say with certainty – from a legal perspective – where the “Earth” ends and where “outer space” begins.
With the biggest commercial space bill in more than a decade now signed into law, members of Congress and their staffs are now turning their attention to reports required by the new law as well as other legislation.