World: Canada must prosecute crime on the moon
Canadian criminals will also be able to atone for crimes committed on the Moon.
Canada’s parliament voted through it on Thursday.
Astronauts can be punished
The country’s new bill means astronauts who commit crimes on the Moon will also be punished under Canadian law, France24 reports.
The bill was approved by a clear majority of 181 yes to 144 no.
The Ottawa Parliament previously decided that Canadian law applies to astronauts as they travel in space and back to the ISS.
Crimes during space travel are treated in the same way as crimes committed in Canada. The law considers criminal acts in space to have been committed on Canadian soil.
The new law change comes with an increase in the number of space flights in the world once again. The first crewed mission to the Moon in 50 years will be completed in 2025.
A Canadian astronaut is expected to accompany the Artemis 2 space flight, which is in preparation for the upcoming landing on the moon, the France 24 experiments.
The spaceflight is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
The purpose of the flight is to test the spacecraft during a manned expedition to the Moon before the next landing on the Moon.
The spacecraft will perform a moon overrun. The first manned flight to the Moon will be completed in 2025.
man on the moon
- The moon is the only thing in the solar system that man himself has visited, with the exception of Earth.
- Twelve astronauts appeared on its surface during six moon landings using the Apollo spacecraft (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17) between July 1969 and December 1972.
- Their footprints will last for at least 10 million years because there is no weather on the moon like there is on Earth.
- The oldest rock found by astronauts on the Moon is 4.6 billion years old, a billion years older than the first single-celled microorganism that lived on Earth.
- Source: Swedish Museum of Natural History
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