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In this July 20, 1969, photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. stands beside the U.S. flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (File photo: NASA via AP)
In this July 20, 1969, photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. stands beside the U.S. flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (File photo: NASA via AP)

Commentary: Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers

The simple answer to the question of whether Neil Armstrong and Aldrin by way of their small ceremony did transform the moon, or at least a major part thereof, into U.S. territory turns out to be “no.”

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