Hotel mogul Robert Bigelow built his career on developing affordable hotel chains here on Earth. And now he has his sights set on expanding his empire to galactic heights: the moon.
Bigelow, the CEO of Bigelow Aerospace, is asking the U.S. government to establish a framework for lunar property rights.
“We think from a business standpoint it provides a foundation of confidence and security,” Bigelow told “Power Players” of his desire for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation to work toward allowing people to stake claims on the moon.
It would require an amendment to a treaty enacted at the height of the space race in 1967, when the U.S. and Soviet Union each feared the other might try to dominate outer space and use the moon for military purposes.
Bigelow’s company is in the process of building vessels that he hopes will make it possible for ordinary people to travel to and live in space.
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