A California company has been authorized to make the first private moon landing. I have to admit I’m a bit puzzled by this, since the last time I looked it wasn’t illegal to land on the moon. At worst it ought to be necessary to get permits for the launch; why does the U.S. government care where they’re going? And how does the rest of the world feel about the U.S. claiming the right to decide who makes Moon landings?
But I digress; I didn’t mean this as a rant. I just think it’s cool that someone’s going.
I wonder if fed approval is required to conduct commerce to unincorporated islands in international waters; that would seem to be the closest analogy.