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On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 02:31, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:39:04 -0700, 
> Vineet Kumar <vineet@doorstop.net> wrote in message 
> <20031021223904.GA19540@doorstop.net>:
> 
> > * Tom (tb.31020.nospam@comcast.net) [031021 15:32]:
> > > Have we figured out who owns the Moon yet?
> 
> > Narrator:  By 1964, experts say man will have established twelve
> >            colonies on the moon, ideal for family vacations.
> >            [a man fishes a comely moon maiden out of a crater.  She
> >            winks at the audience]
> >            [a chart shows the difference]
> >            Once there, you'll weigh only a small percentage of what
> >            you weigh on Earth.
> >            [cut to a shot of a chubby boy eating pie]
> >            Slow down, tubby!  You're not on the moon yet!
> >            [cut to a shot of the moon, with an American flag
> >            superimposed on it.  The camera pulls back to reveal some
> >            men in spacesuits]
> >            The moon belongs to America, and anxiously awaits the
> >            arrival of our astro-men.  Will you be among them?
> >            [fini.  The film runs off the reel]
> 
> ..by human international legal etc tradition, whoever populates it
> first.
> The Chinese?  ;-)

Has the PRC ratified the Moon treaty?
http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/SpaceLaw/moontxt.htm

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