In 1969, when the United States landed on the Moon and struck a flag on it, nobody with common sense considered it that the entire Moon had been claimed as some sort of real estate.
However, according to an executive order in earlier 2020 signed by US President Donald Trump, that is specifically how his administration looks at the situation.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (April 6) establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources. That policy stresses that the current regulatory regime — notably, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty — allows the use of such resources.
The United States, like the other major spacefaring nations, has not signed the 1979 Moon Treaty, which stipulates that non-scientific use of space resources be governed by an international regulatory framework. And in 2015, Congress passed a law explicitly allowing American companies and citizens to use moon and asteroid resources.
Well, the time for a response has finally come from Russia. Infamous space troll and head of Russia’s Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin, who, back in 2014, mocked the lack of a US manned flight programme, saying it might as well “deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline”, after Washington announced new sanctions against Moscow which included some space industries.
Now, Rogozin has decided to ramp up his rhetoric. Just days ago, scientists discovered evidence of a biosignature in the atmosphere of Venus.
And that may indicate signs of life of some sort on the planet. And since it makes sense in a world where the Moon belongs to the US, Rogozin said that Venus was a “Russian planet” since Moscow had sent probes there.
Since 1970, Russia has been landing probes on Venus and has been planning for a new mission to continue exploring the planet.
The new mission is still in its planning stage and is likely to be conducted with NASA.
Regardless, Rogozin is getting with the times, with Elon Musk planning to send Americans to Mars, Russia is, basically, left with no choice but to look for space expansion elsewhere, and Venus appears to be just the place.
Dmitry Rogozin, Roscosmos’ boss, said that they are also planning a separate Venus mission that will be independent from any other country.
Rogozin said that the exploration of Venus is now an important point on Roscosmos’ agenda. They are currently preparing the Venera-D project in cooperation with NASA, but they are also considering their own mission.
“We think that Venus is a Russian planet, so we shouldn’t lag behind,” Rogozin said.
The exploration of Venus is part of the space missions by the Russians for 2021-2030, included in the united government program.
The Russian state news agency TASS reported that Lev Zeleny of the Russian Space Research Institute said that Russia is already planning at least three research vehicles sent to Venus.
So far, the Russian probes that were sent to Venus did not last long and were dead only after half an hour due to the hostile environment of Venus.
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Finally, Russian officers will be able to sunbathe.
I knew that he was completely Poohead when he reacted childish and not serious way after Romania blocks him from entering EU airspace.
and you can sunbathe in Uranus ?
Russians are diehard nudists, I’ll join them
Suddenly I am feeling extremely ill and may have to vomit. :(
Let me help you *showing goatse*
First probes (and therefore man made object) to have been sent to the Moon were Soviet. It is therefore by U.S. logic, a Russian satellite as the Russian flag landed first.
still cant figure out how to get back at Musk
The real power behind SpaceX, are Tom Mueller and Gwynne Shotwell. Screw Elon!
sure, screw whoever. still SpaceX leaving everyone bite the dust.
get back for what?
Well didn’t Trump said something along the line the Moon being U.S. territory? Eventho they only landed on a movie set at Area 51 directed by Stanley Kubrick. So why not.
All declarations are false flags, all they want is uranus
hahahaha i literally olled
Europe claims Jupiter, since it was the god of the pre-christian roman empire and israel can have saturnus, a gas planet
I thought jupiter was the sun, they re-named the planet 2000 years later
Rogozin is trololo https://media3.giphy.com/media/oDwLkh1diFCH6/giphy.gif
Venus is a planet with floating rivers of gold and therefore called the planet of love. First gobbling Crimea and Arctic landmasses, and now this after we invested $billions in US research and science. Putin is a little too smart, but not smart enough.
Your obsession with Fourth Reich America and it’s overseas military vassal Euro-Atlantic Empire (NATO) is a space oddity in itself Jenny.
Nobody wants to claim Ur-anus.