During a recent visit with the Wings of Carolina Flying Club, members had a lot of really good questions. One in particular deserves a more complete answer: “who owns Mars or the moon?”
There may be six fading American flags on the lunar surface, but the United States does not own any part of the moon. Even NASA’s 2011 recommendations on protecting those sites (no closer than 2km please) are unenforceable. No one owns the moon, Mars or any planet or its moons.