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Who Owns Outer Space?

July 10, 2019

When it comes to the final frontier, we must inevitably outline the government’s role in interplanetary colonization. Perhaps during the next century, there will be deliberation between cosmic pioneers, space entrepreneurs, and elected officials. Who owns the resources on asteroids and other celestial bodies? What might a galactic congress look like? And what’s maritime law got to do with it? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they mine that asteroid and more on this week’s episode of Words & Numbers.

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Show Notes:

$10 quintillion asteroid

Rep. Amash quits the Republican party-ABC News

Rep. Amash quits the Republican party-NYT

Foolishness of the week

Buttigieg calls for national service programs

How to pronounce Buttigieg

Topic of the week: Who owns space?

Heinlein: The Man Who Sold the Moon

General Mining Act of 1872

Law of the Sea

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