Politics Jul 21

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, poses beside the deployed flag of the United States during the Apollo XI moon landing July 20, 1969. The lunar module is at left and the footprints of the astronauts are visible in the foreground. Photo by Reuters
Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers

Since the beginning of the space race, the United States knew that for many people around the world the sight of a U.S. flag on the Moon would raise major political issues.

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