Why can’t I own a piece of the moon?
The year is 2030 and space tourism is now a thriving reality. But one company is setting its sights slightly further afield with a mission to mine the Moon. But who owns the Moon? What if another company or country beats them to it? Will the investors backing the lunar prospecting strike it rich or will it fail to launch?
Imagine the International Space Station as the ultimate Space BnB. Hitch a ride with UberSpace and Lyft Off. Space X and Virgin Galactic are now old news. And, as the fossil fuel sector on earth collapses, the race to mine Helium 3 located in unchartered territory on the far side of the moon begins!
Award-winning science writer and presenter, Bernie Hobbs guides a cast of politicians, scientists and business leaders through a hypothetical minefield of possibilities, ethical and scientific dilemmas, and challenges attached to the commercialisation of space.
The race is underway to mine the moon.
A fun, funny and insightful journey through one possible future for us all – but who owns the moon?
Released online 24 March, 2021 at 9am
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