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Bill Recognizing Asteroid Property Rights signed into Law

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Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 09:29 PM by AlexMuller

Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, applauds President Obama who signed the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262) into law. This recognizes the right of U.S. citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain and encourages the commercial exploration and utilization of space resources.

 
“This is the single greatest recognition of property rights in history,” said Eric Anderson, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc. “This legislation establishes the same supportive framework that created the great economies of history, and will encourage the sustained development of space.”
 
Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources, Inc., said, “A hundred years from now, humanity will look at this period in time as the point in which we were able to establish a permanent foothold in space. In history, there has never been a more rapid rate progress than right now.”
 
Peter Marquez, Vice President of Global Engagement, Planetary Resources, Inc., said, “Our nation’s continued leadership and prosperity in space is enabled by this new law. Planetary Resources is grateful for the leadership shown by Congress in crafting this legislation and for President Obama signing H.R. 2262 into law. 

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-11-28
+1
Good timing! It is better to have this matter of ownership of asteroids and other similar finds sorted out before people start hunting at a big scale Reply


 

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