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The Nation of Celestial Space

Domenii publicaţii > Stiinte umaniste + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Virgiliu Pop

Editorial: Elsevier, Space Policy, Volume 22, Issue 3, , p.205-21, 2006.


Using family interviews and archive material, this article outlines the forgotten history of the Nation of Celestial Space, brainchild of a Chicago public relations man, James T. Mangan. From 1948 to 1970 Mangan sought international recognition for his micronation, and repeatedly protested at satellites encroaching upon his domain. Celestia issued passports to the Moon to astronauts, and its own currency and stamps, anticipating by decades the current debate on and ‘selling’ of property rights in space.

Cuvinte cheie: Extraterrestrial Real Estate, Space Law