SINCE 1997, a claim has floated online that three Yemeni men tried to sue the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) in the United States for landing a probe on Mars. All three claimed in the suit that Nasa had trespassed on their property by sending the Pathfinder probe and Sojourner lander to Mars without their knowledge or permission. "Sojourner and Pathfinder, which are owned by the United States government, landed on Mars and began exploring it without informing us or seeking our approval," the men said. In the suit, all three demanded the immediate suspension of all operations on Mars until a court delivers a verdict. Just because we land on Mars first doesn't mean the United States owns it."
Source: The Star August 02, 2022 08:07 UTC