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  • No one, its un-owned like The arctic right? I don't know might have to look that up.
  • The bloke recently seen out for a stroll on Mars... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/earth/2008/01/23/scimars123.xml ;)
  • America. Anyone else ever been up there? Didn't think so. Finder keepers. And by that, I mean, "first-person-to-walk-on" keepers. But that's less eloquently put.
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      The U.S. has signed a treaty relinquishing ownership. In fact, I believe we've signed TWO such treaties. These treaties declare that there can be no national ownership of celestial bodies. Note that some nations have NOT signed these treaties. Interestingly: China HAS signed (because they were NOT in the "space race" when the treaties were signed), while Russia has NOT signed (but the USSR DID sign, but Russia is NOT deemed to be the same nation as the USSR).
  • no body.
  • You can buy an acre here. http://www.paramountzone.com/moon.htm I'm not sure of the legality of it, I think that there are other places you can do it too
  • nobody owns it. it was agreed that no one or country shall claim ownership of any part of space. just as they agreed that no country shall claim Antarctica.
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      Well...yes...but "it was agreed" among some nations, not all nations. Ditto with Antarctica.
  • I suppose these guys do: http://www.lunarregistry.com/ At least they're selling peices of it.
  • No one owns it but it belongs to everyone. :-)
  • Not one person..We have been warned to stay off the moon, hence the ISS
  • I would have thought the man who lives in the moon owns it lol.
  • No single person owns the Moon
  • I doubt the fact the moon is owned by anyone. But in 2001, there was this website that offered free acres if you applied. I still have the certificate. Just in case...
  • Donald Trump?
  • Me. I paid $25,000 for the whole thing. Really!!
  • good question...anyone have the real answer...?
  • No one. And lets hope it stays that way.
  • God, just as he "owns" the Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and all the stars in the sky. He just lets us lease the Earth out and PRETEND we own it.
  • I thought it was Christopher cross but he was only caught between the moon and NYC.
  • God owns everything, and that includes the moon.
  • The United States was there first.. But I don't think you could say anyone owns anything. It's just borrowed.
  • during the space race a treaty between all the major participants decided that no single government or country can lay claim to the moon, but that treaty didnt say anything about any single person laying claim to the moon. i forget the guys name but the guy that sells land on the moon sent off something to some branch of the government to lay his claim and never recieved an answer saying that he couldnt lay claim to it so after having lawyers look through the treaty he decided it belongs to him. not sure weather he ever recieved any land deeds though. apparantly george bush bought quite a few acres from the guy
    • 1465
      The man's name is Dennis Hope. The same thing happened in the case of BPM 37093, the "Lucy" Diamond.
  • Probably China. lol
  • Just to a) correct a few earlier answers (in particular, those claiming that United States has ownership of the moon or that it can be privately purchased) and b) provide some actual authority for those answers which are correct, I've copied over my answers from a similar discussion in a different question.   In relation to national ownership:   The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, 610 UNTS 205, Article 2 says "Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means". Since this treaty was ratified by the US in 1967 - before they landed on the moon - clearly they cannot have made a claim of sovereignty.   In relation to its use, and to private claims of ownership:   The Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies 1363 UNTS 21 sets up some guidelines for the use of celestial bodies: Article 8 basically says that any nation can build whatever it wants on the moon, while Article 11 excludes ALL claims of ownership to any of it - together, these establish that we don't actually need to own land there: it's a UN-mandated free-for-all, as long as you only use the land for the peaceful betterment of mankind as a whole (Articles 3 and 4).   Therefore, nobody owns it, and unless the treaty system is repealed, nobody can own it. It is, however, regarded as part of the 'common heritage of mankind', though this doesn't mean a whole lot in real terms.
  • Lichtenstein
  • no one yet
  • shrrrrrrrrrrrrr its a secret but i think the us has been trying to buy it for years now.
  • I own it too; I recently bought a Lunar Plot from http://www.LunarProperties.com . But in all seriousness, I submit the following: Basically, ownership of the Moon is up for grabs. The United Nations (UN) drafted a policy prohibiting ownership of all objects in outer space (including planets and Moons) between 1972 and 1979 and this policy was ratified in 1984 by only a handful of countries. The UN policy is not taken seriously though because none of the countries with a space program have signed it, therefore the debate about ownership of the Moon and other celestial bodies rages on. See the following links for more information regarding Outer Space property rights: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Treaty http://www.space-settlement-institute.org/jalcpr.htm
  • I Owned the solar system once and got moon as a free gift.
  • Its not a property to own by someone.Its just a Planet
  • Chuck Norris
  • The man in the moon of course!
  • Dennis Hope
    • Creamcrackered
      Brilliant!
  • Nobody owns the moon the same as we do not own other planets and stars. They are not for us to own but for us to observe
  • The man who lives in the moon .
  • No one yet. There have been treaties (as others mentioned a few times) that no one should own it, but the USA and Russia and also China have publicly expressed entertaining the thought of ignoring those agreements. In reality, it'll be owned by whomever gets there first with a weapon scary enough to keep others away.
  • Did the Indians sign over their homes to the White Man? No, they just took it. Same thing with the Moon. Right now nobody cares who owns the moon because nobody can get there. But just wait until we can. 😏
  • I believe nobody owns the moon, Now the man in the moon is different story.
  • I believe nobody owns the moon, Now the man in the moon is different story.

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