DRAFT DEAL FOR MOON MINING
The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a U.s.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords. The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around NASA’S plan to put humans and space stations on the moon within the next decade. The accords propose “safety zones” that would surround future moon bases to prevent damage or interference from rival countries or companies. The draft pact has not been formally shared with U.S. allies yet. The Kremlin, not an early partner, said the blueprint would need to be thoroughly analyzed.