They Even Have Laws In Space — And We Don't Mean Physics
In 1967, 104 nations agreed that these rules govern space exploration.By Evan Thomas | September 17, 2016
"Our objective is not to continue the Cold War, but to end it. We have reached an agreement at the United Nations on the peaceful uses of outer space," President Lyndon Johnson said.
In 1967, the United Nations laid down a set of rules to govern space exploration, and 104 nations signed on.
It's called the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. The Outer Space Treaty, for short. Here are the important bits.