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Moon rising: 8 nations sign lunar settlements, exploration pact – Aljazeera.com

Eight countries have signed a pact to govern lunar exploration, including human settlements on the moon’s surface.

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Eight countries have signed an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords, NASA announced on Tuesday, a win for the US space agency as it works to shape standards for building long-term settlements on the lunar surface.
The accords, named after NASAs Artemis moon programme, seek to build on existing international space law by establishing safety zones that would surround future moon bases to prevent conflict between states operating there, and by allowing private compani…

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