Strategic Brief No. 46 (Translation)

The (new) race to the Moon Initially symbolic, lunar conquest has acquired a strategic, territorial dimension


The United States planted its flag on the Moon on 21st July 1969, the culmination of a contest between two superpowers that left its mark on the 20th century. Few people at the time interpreted this gesture as an act of appropriation of our natural satellite by a State, which was in any case prohibited by the Outer Space Treaty (1967). The conquest of the Moon was more symbolic than strategic or economic.

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