The Man Who Would Sell You Mars – How We Get To Next
A space ambassador could be appointed by the United Nations to act as the first point of contact for aliens trying to be debated by UN scientific advisory committees and should eventually reach the body's general assembly. UN APPOINTS AMBASSADOR TO ALIENS TO PREPARE FOR ONE WORLD RELIGION/GOVERNMENT/NE. theoleskule. Loading. Meet Earth's Spokesperson to the Aliens As of this week, the official answer as far as the U.N. is concerned is Malaysian astrophysicist a more lofty ambassadorial status will actually assume the job as our representative.
Somebody should break the good news to them that it has been for decades. It was initially signed by Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States but has now been signed by over countries.
Inthe director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Mazalan Othman, gave a speech in which she allegedly said that before contact is made with extraterrestrials, Earth should have systems in place to handle the interaction. Regardless, because of the Outer Space Treaty, the UN will be among the first to know if astronauts ever encounter alien life. NASA With the observation of liquid water on the surface of Mars, the probability of life being present there has increased.
The Outer Space Treaty forbids possible contamination of alien life by humans and human technology. Will humans obey the rules and stay away from a place that could hold the biggest discovery of our time?
Which leads us to our next law. The UN has a declaration for that. Inthe UN adopted the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, which states that whoever sends a rocket into space will retain jurisdiction over it and the people inside it. Just like the crew of a ship in international waters, the crew of a ship on Mars would be required to follow the rules of the country that launched the ship.
He expanded it to include three key principles: According to retired US astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, what to do if you meet an alien is not part of the current NASA astronaut training program.
That would make it subject to US tax law.Heather Nauert tapped for US ambassador to UN
The law says nothing about exemptions for sales to non-Earth-based life-forms. US tax rules also extend to items traded for other items.
That kind of puts a damper on interplanetary technology sharing. NASA, however, is tax-exempt, so they can make all the trades they want, free and clear. Unfortunately for the aliens, unless they have previously registered themselves as a nonprofit in the US before the trade, they might be in for an unpleasant first lesson of what life is like for a tax-paying American human.
Inthe year-old Boas claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Seven years earlier, the US military came out with its plan for first contact, called Seven Steps to Contact, in which one of the steps is actually abducting some of the aliens if they are technologically inferior to study them.
Dr Davies even owns a slice: With the issue of galactic ownership in disarray, and different countries signed up to varying codes of practice, Davies soon concluded that there is an increasing risk, if not of interstellar war, then at least of the gradual militarization of space.
Something, he decided, needed to be done. Bureau of Land Management received a homestead claim for a lunar plot close to the Sea of Tranquility, a representative told the applicants that they would need to establish residence for at least six months in order to claim the site.
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Then he read a provision that stated, when it comes to hard-to-reach areas of land on Earth, the Arctic, Antarctic, and so on, there is no requirement for a claimant to have actually visited the place.
All one has to do is carry out exclusive and obvious governance activities or initiate early measures to make the land ready for future use. If these were focused on a patch of ground, they would cause bio-chemical reactions. When they arrived in MarchDavies fastened them to the telescope, found Mars in its viewfinder, and switched on the lasers.
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On a tiny patch of ground, nearly million miles from his home in Hampshire, a doctor had begun the work of terraforming Mars. As the weeks went by, Davies added new features to his array of lasers.
Using a sheet of cardboard and a metronome, he built a system to send a Morse Code message. While the lasers have a tight beam, over the huge distance from Earth to Mars the laser diverges such that its diameter is at least 30 times the diameter of Mars when it arrives.
In early June, he wrote to a UN ambassador to explain his plan. He was passed on to Helen Mulvein, a UN senior legal counselor. While the UN is trying hard to ensure a peaceful space, she said, the concept of celestial trusteeship by the UN was not something that was likely to be considered.
Later this year Davies plans to go back to Mulvein with a few thousand co-claimants and a formal Application for First Registration to Land on Mars. It may not matter. For Davies, unlike many of those who came before him, the goal has not been to profit from the stars, but rather to agitate a change in legislation. The difficulty will be in getting the UN to hear him out.
Why would someone want a piece of Mars over the Moon? Davies is drastically undercutting the competition. Ten acres of Mars costs just one cent.
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