Archive for Monday, March 31, 1997

DID NASA CLAIM THE MOON AS PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES WHEN IT PLANTED A FLAG THERE IN 1969, LIKE COLUMBUS DID WHEN HE LANDED IN AMERICA?

March 31, 1997

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Here's the answer, according to NASA (which pointed out, incidentally, that your question is one of the 10 most frequently asked of the space agency):

"When a NASA astronaut placed the flag on the moon, the action signified that, "America went in peace for all Mankind." Acquisition in outer space is prohibited under the United Nations Treaty on Outer Space signed in 1967."

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