Australians to sell the moon for $ 10 per hectare

Australians to sell the moon for $ 10 per hectare

Australias Lunar Realty Melbourne continues the work of the American Dennis Hope, who in 1980 sold the property of the land on the moon. Australians one acre (0.4 hectares) of the lunar surface costs $ 10. Many, however, acquire land of 10 acres “on the estate”, which are sold at a significant discount, reports Ananova.

The typical customer of Lunar Realty Mr. Jackson, who bought a one-acre, said it would be “extremely happy” if he happen to live on the moon. All the company does not consider it a gamble, “I look around at the world and see that things happen much more bizarre.”

History of Hopes Lunar Embassy began in 1980, when Hope found a loophole in the Treaty of 1967, the United Nations on the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.

Article II of the Treaty states: “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.” However, the treaty is silent with respect to the assignment of the moon and planets in the solar system owners, and Hope filed a petition for it to the district court in San Francisco, and gave notice of its intention to the UN, the U.S. and Russia, the two world superpowers. No objections were received, Hope officially took over the moon and the eight planets of the solar system.

Lunar Embassy has been selling the lunar surface for about 20 years, but the case went up the hill a few years ago, when the company opened a representative office in the internet.

Currently bought a piece of the moon about 2 million people in 180 countries. Among the clients of Hope – hotel chains Hilton and Marriott, as well as 20 companies from Silicon Valley. There is even a member of the British royal family, whose name was not disclosed.

Hope deliberately broke the Moon into bays by installing the low price that everyone can afford to be a lunar colonizer, and refuses to sell a lot of parts of a single buyer. He was offered $ 30 million for half of the moon, but were refused. “My main condition – that one could buy a piece of the Moon” – says lunar realtor.