Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Sohaib Ahmed, a resident of Rawalpindi, bought a piece of moon for $45 (RM186.34) through the Lunar Settlement Initiative (LSI). The LSI states that for a land claim to be granted legal recognition and certification, a human-based settlement must be established and permanently and continuously inhabited on Luna.
The statement on the LSI’s website reads, “The location and population of the settlement may change, as long as there continues to be an inhabited settlement within the claim. This settlement may include temporary shelters and structures; moveable vehicles or assemblies; permanent facilities for research, mining, construction, or human habitation; tourist accommodations; and/or strategic emplacements.
“Upon the recognition and certification of land claims, property owners shall be entitled to inhabit and develop their property in any manner, subject to any laws or statutes that may be established by the sovereign and independent government of Luna, which shall be freely elected by its citizens.”
The 23-year-old Pakistani man married her wife, Madiha, 26, six months ago. He is now holding the property documents provided by Sea of Vapours society.
However, this property does not amount to legal ownership as in international states that elements of humanity’s common heritage (both cultural and natural), including outer space, should be held in trust for future generations and thus, cannot be owned by any nation.
Source: Dialogue Pakistan