A Journey of…discovery into Outer Space Law?

Let’s go on a Journey of Discovery.  I have ask and been told that the…

“Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies”

is. “in effect” and the Law of Outer Space.  Let’s find out what we can about this treaty.

I google the complete title of the treaty:

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Hmmm, is there a copy of this treaty in the Department of State? Yes. There is!  It is ARCHIVED!!!  “Archived and NOT UPDATED.”

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Not updated in capital letters.  Let’s follow the suggestion and go to the current State.gov.  Ready?  Here we go!

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Going to the first entry – have I lost you in space yet?  We arrive here.  Not the treaty but a STATUS LIST we can download.   It is a list of nation signatures, that is all.  NO TREATY.


Ask Google this question: 

“Is the Treaty in effect? How is the Outer Space Treaty enforced?

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