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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:34 PM

 

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources

Source: Space.com

By Mike Wall 5 hours ago

The water ice and other lunar resources that will help the United States establish a long-term human presence on the moon are there for the taking, the White House believes.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (April 6) establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources. That policy stresses that the current regulatory regime notably, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty allows the use of such resources.

This view has long held sway in U.S. government circles. For example, the United States, like the other major spacefaring nations, has not signed the 1979 Moon Treaty, which stipulates that non-scientific use of space resources be governed by an international regulatory framework. And in 2015, Congress passed a law explicitly allowing American companies and citizens to use moon and asteroid resources.

The new executive order makes things even more official, stressing that the United States does not view space as a "global commons" and sees a clear path to off-Earth mining, without the need for further international treaty-level agreements.

Read more: https://www.space.com/trump-moon-mining-space-resources-executive-order.html?utm_source=notification



I'm a total space nerd, but an executive order does not equal funding. Also, I've a feeling the resources Trump wants to focus on are very...carbony.








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Reply Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources (Original post)
Absolute Kelvin Apr 6 OP
exboyfil Apr 6 #1
Onyrleft Apr 6 #2
dameatball Apr 6 #3
ffr Apr 6 #4
TeamPooka Apr 6 #5
pazzyanne Apr 6 #13
dbonds Apr 6 #6
Alacritous Crier Apr 6 #10
Deep State Gnostic Apr 6 #7
llmart Apr 6 #8
Warpy Apr 6 #9
CaptYossarian Apr 6 #12
bucolic_frolic Apr 6 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 6 #14
Judi Lynn Apr 6 #15
htuttle Apr 6 #16
dhill926 Apr 6 #17
raccoon Apr 7 #22
Lonestarblue Apr 6 #18
DeminPennswoods Apr 6 #19
rickyhall Apr 7 #21
Bengus81 Apr 7 #24
spudspud Apr 7 #20
Paladin Apr 7 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 9 #25

Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:40 PM

1. Asteroids are a better shot

Don't have to deal with the Moon's gravity well. I think possibly the hydrogen and helium isotopes might have potential for future fueling stations for spacecraft, but we are a long way from that.

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:41 PM

2. But; what if the moon breaks out of Earth's orbit?

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:43 PM

3. Jared must have suggested he build "Moon-A-Lago."

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:44 PM

4. lol, he's got so much time on his hands, he can tackle Covid-19 & everything else?

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:46 PM

5. Trump will break the moon and destroy the earth.

Space 1999 here we come.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:49 PM

13. +1

Anything tRump touches dies.

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:46 PM

6. Any other time this might be interesting...

Any body else they might could pull it off. HG Wells forsaw this...

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Response to dbonds (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:07 PM

10. Beat me to it.

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:53 PM

7. Foreseen by Canned Heat...

 

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:57 PM

8. He's too freakin' stupid to even know what he's signing.

Someone probably just sticks a piece of paper in front of him, gives him some b.s. about what it is and he signs it.

What a jackass.

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 07:57 PM

9. What, he's living in a sci fi fantasy world now?

That's one EO that will either hit the circular file or be framed at the Smithsonian in the future in the Mad King Don exhibit.

I guess with the Space Force and its Star Trek ripoff logo, he thinks the money will just roll on in, no competition will dare arise.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:42 PM

12. Why not in a Ripley's museum?

I got to the last sentence still expecting the satire, but was disappointed.

What? Isn't this due to a cheese shortage?

Will Jared team up with Shatner to go where no Trump has gone before? (Grad school qualifies, but so does a battlefield.)

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:31 PM

11. Grand Canyon is next

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:50 PM

14. tRump should be mooned. . . . nt

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:52 PM

15. He'll fix things so that whatever anyone finds there must be offered to him in a "taste" every time,

as in tribute, like Tony Soprano.

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:21 PM

16. He wants to be the man who sold the moon

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:56 PM

17. why did I think this was The Onion....

jesus christ...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:17 PM

22. I thought so too. Nt

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:23 PM

18. Could we just send Trump and his entire family to the moon an leave them there?

I am so sick of this Trump nightmare. He is a monster, and a stupid monster at that.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:05 PM

19. Definitely on board with that idea

either the moon or, preferably, Mars. The cultists can go with him.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:34 PM

21. How 'bout half way?

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:58 PM

24. I was thinking the Sun for the Trump grifters. They can travel at night

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:14 AM

20. Somebody should remind him we're renting space on Soyuz rockets...

for God's sake, to just get to the ISS. With funding cuts, and canned programs to replace the shuttle, his EO means squat. And I don't think we'll see much from NASA on this front any time soon, without another space race. It'll be up to the private sector, like SpaceX to get anything of practical significance done in the next couple of decades, I believe.

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:24 PM

23. Beyond pathetic. (nt)

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Response to Absolute Kelvin (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 03:11 PM

25. We should give him a one way ticket to the moon

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