The Man Who Sells the Moon is a short documentary by Simon Ennis that centers on Dennis Hope, a man who has been selling property on the moon since the 1980s and is also selling land on Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter’s moon Io. Article 2 of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 states that “no nation by appropriation shall have sovereignty or control over any of the satellite bodies,” and Hope believes that this leaves a loophole for individuals like himself. “I’m actually the wealthiest individual on the planet, in theory,” Hope told Ennis. Each lunar plot costs just $24 — $19.99 for the property, $1.51 in lunar tax, and $2.50 to print your name on the certificate of ownership.
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