Politics The moon ... Who owns it ?

Trekker1701

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I saw a headline in the news : China to build a base on the Moon ! They are looking at a suitable site near the south pole and they claim they can do it in 10 years.
My question is this : Who owns the moon ? Is this a UN issue or a global legal matter ? Or simply, first come first served. ?
If we take a page from human history, it was always the super powers that claimed land in the name of their country. Whether they be sailing ships or space travelling vehicles, the outcome may be similar to our ancestors.
 
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