Commercialization of the Moon

Apollo 11’s Buzz Aldrin carrying research equipment on the moon, starting the decades-long fascination of what to do with the final frontier. From

As the 21st century has begun and billionaires’ new favorite hobby has become space travel, the world must ask itself what to do with the final frontier. Since the dawn of time, civilization has dreamt about the skies and how to conquer them, but our dreams become closer to reality every passing year.

With the resurgence and new advancements in space travel, decisions need to happen. Companies like Blue Origin have started to make advancements in Lunar travel and transportation to aid their goal of colonizing the moon for human use. Blue Origin has expressed its goals on the subject on its website. “Blue Origin believes that humanity will need to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space.”

As Blue Origin’s Goal is closer to fruition, we must decide how to proceed with our neighbor in space. After doing independent research and coming to my conclusions. I believe I can shed some insight into the situation. Blue Origins Goal is noble in trying to help the Earth, but they want to move injuries into space which is no small task. Even if they are successful in their goal, one of the largest harms to the plant remains. Humans.

Humans are constantly greedy and always want more money. If Blue Origins goals transpire, what’s stopping other companies from doing the same thing on Earth for cheaper? That isn’t the only hurdle though, the regulations of space ownership are very loose. The question arises can a person or company own part of the moon or use it.” Outer space is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means, “that is on the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs website. Could that phrasing aid Blue Origin with their goals? Also on the site is “the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries and shall be the province of all mankind, “So could Blue Origin achieve their goals using that law.

With that said, if humanity could somehow magically overcome greed and our lust for power, the resources and complexity needed are overwhelmingly profuse. Like the great Neil Armstrong said, “The availability of a commercial transport to orbit as envisioned by the president’s proposal cannot be predicted with any certainty, but is likely to take substantially longer and be more expensive than we would hope.”

I believe that Blue Origin’s goal is worthy, but with the loose regulations and complexity of what they are trying to achieve it seems far-fetched and out of reach for now.