Who does the moon belong to?

Somewhere on the moon, there’s an American flag. It was put there by US astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on 20 July 1969, when they became the first two people ever to set foot on the moon. They set it up just as explorers used to do when they discovered a new area. What that gesture really means is ‘this land is ours’. But does the moon belong to the United States? No, because two years before that first moon landing, the Americans had signed the Outer Space Treaty. This states that no country can claim the moon or any other celestial body for its own, but that they belong to everybody. 


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