Common questions and answers about buying and owning property on the Moon. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us directly.
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All claims to property on the Moon are recorded in compliance with Title IV of the Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act of 2015, Section 402, which states:
"A U.S. citizen engaged in commercial recovery of an asteroid resource or a space resource shall be entitled to any asteroid resource or space resource obtained, including to possess, own, transport, use, and sell it according to applicable law, including U.S. international obligations."
Non-U.S. citizens may possess Lunar property and resources by contracting a proxy (agent) with U.S. citizenship or commercial rights. (Active members of Luna Society International holding property claims are granted rights and protections in compliance with Title IV.)
You may view the complete list of available Lunar land at OfficialMoon.com.
Note that the entire Moon is not for sale; only about 2% of the Lunar surface is being offered. Prominent craters and other major geographic features, as well as historic landing sites, are protected from development.
Although there are several companies that offer novelty lunar property for sale via the Internet, only The Lunar Registry has been officially authorized by the Luna Society to offer claims to property on the Moon to finance a commercial lunar mission in compliance with international law and, specifically, Title IV of the Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act of 2015.
We encourage you to visit the websites of these organizations and make your own informed decision.
He does not own the Moon, and we don't claim to own it, either. You can't just write a letter to a government and claim ownership of any body of land anywhere in the Universe. International law doesn't work that way.
Rather than making up silly stories, giving ourselves wacky nicknames or trying to find loopholes in the law, we work with international organizations and space law experts to be sure that our property owners will be entitled to legally possess their land in compliance with Title IV of the Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act of 2015.
Remember: the only recognized historic precedent for property ownership is the actual occupation of that property in compliance with recognized laws, not writing a letter to someone who doesn't own it in the first place.
The deed and title you receive for your lunar property include all mineral rights to a plumb depth of five kilometers below the height of average terrain. This depth may be changed in the future by the citizens and government of the Lunar Republic at the request of landowners.
We get asked this one quite often. The United States did, in fact, land the first human beings on the surface of the Moon. However, under the provisions of the United Nations Moon Treaty, the United States did not and could not claim ownership or sovereignty of Luna.
In compliance with Title IV of the Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act of 2015 and under the terms of the Lunar Settlement Initiative (LSI), we offer limited land claims on the Moon — only about 2% of the entire surface of Luna. We are bound by the terms of LSI to register the property in your name only (or the name of your company), and to collect a nominal fee for processing, recording and shipping your documents to you.
We currently offer twelve select locations on the Moon, which you may review by clicking here.
Rather than buying an acre of land on the Moon, you might want to consider a memorial on the Moon which will never be developed or used for any other reason than to honor a family member or friend that has passed.
A limited number of memorials are available on the Moon via LunarMemorials.com.
Earth's moon is known as Luna, and is usually referred to as the Moon (with a capital M).
A moon (with a lower-case m) is a natural satellite which orbits planets and asteroids. Including Luna, there are 173 moons that orbit the planets in our Solar System (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), with 67 of them orbiting Jupiter and 62 orbiting Saturn.
Helium³ is highly sought for nuclear fusion, but it's very rare on Earth. It comes from the outer layer of the Sun and is blown around the Solar System by solar winds, and accumulates in abundance on the Lunar surface.
Millions of tons of Helium³ can be found on the Moon, and just 25 tons of it could serve to power the European Union and the United States for a year, according to estimates. Because of its value, transporting it between the Moon and Earth could be very economical in the near future.
For more information, read "The Moon Is A Potential Goldmine of Natural Resources" (via Phys.org).