Want to own some prime piece of space real estate? Good news because Mars is currently up for sale by its “owner” for $36 million.
49-year old Dr. Phil Davies from Hampshire claims that he has a “legally well constructed claim to land on planet Mars.” He also added that this claim could be ratified by the United Nations as early as next year.
You can check out the listing for the sale at the website Mars.sale. So far 1,000 people have “purchased” Martian property meaning 11,000 acres of the planet is now privately owned.
Dr. Davies and his team, however, clarified that they are not in it for the money. According to him, their actions are meant to safeguard the future of space and strengthen the Outer Space Treaty.
Mars And The Future Of Space
The Outer Space Treaty or OST is the only law currently governing activities in the final frontier. At its current state, the law is inadequate especially when it comes to planned mining on asteroids, their ownership, and even the taking of nuclear weapons to space.
Dr. Davies stated that the goal of project was to expose these flaws in the OST. This was in order to prevent cosmic land grabbing of celestial bodies as the search for resources continues in space.
“We have created the first legally difficult to challenge claim on land in space.” Davies said. Ultimately, they will hand the project over to the UN and that is in their code of conduct.
Considering that humanity is inching closer and closer to inhabiting the cosmos, it might be a good idea to get yourselves some property. Who knows maybe your great-grandchildren will appreciate the spacefront property you bought with your spare change.