Overview: a quick walk through
We want U to file a claim to land on Mars & join our "Factual Possession" of Mars
How it works.
1 We first claimed "Factual Possession" of all land on Mars in a witnessed statement, 2010. This was sent to UN and UK Gov. Since then we have stated our claim regularly, in Laser Morse Code sent to Mars, radio messages via SpaceSpeak and also Twitter (@IClaimMars and @MarsForSale). 7 years on, we want others to join in our claim. Please do! You could REALLY get land on Mars, but our main goal is to use this as leverage against the UN for an updated Space Treaty that works for peace and commerce in Space ["ABOUT" ]
2 A claim to new land such as this cannot survive without action to prove "Factual Possession". For inhospitable land [like Antarctica...or Mars] there is no real requirement to go there and settle or even trade. In targetting Mars with high power lasers we do benefit the land and atmosphere to a small degree [a 'non-zero' positive effect.. see the "ABOUT" pages to find out how laser light can help Mars]. This is a regular act of possession. Our governance plans are entirely consistent with what an Effective Occupier should be seen to do.
3 With the website live and being content with our legal and scientific base, we now submit repeated requests to UN for Martian Land registration. There is nothing in law to stop us. We invite you to file your claim now [more claimants = more influence] in this "single act of possession" such that UN [as acting "Celestial Registry"] is legally bound to to register a new territory trust, The Mars Trust, for which all claimants will be beneficiaries, with a nominated UN committee as Trustee. We are doing this NOW so "JOIN US" !!!!
You simply file your claim for Mars here on our website. Depending how much of an Early Bird you are, you may get the land claim for FREE or a small fee: $9 can buy a claim for 100 Sq Km (~25,000 acres!!) You get 3 Claim Certificates & a Declaration of Intent (to form the Mars Trust, with claimants becoming contingent beneficiaries for all land on Mars. For more details see "ABOUT" or "Legal Issues"...Otherwise claim here: "JOIN US"
We submit "First Registration" paperwork plus "Statements of truth" to the UN. This includes names of all claimants to date. We bring further, collateral pressures to bear, such that UN finally agrees to legally address our submissions. Until successful registration we will continue to bring in ever more new claimants and submit updated First Registration paperwork to UN on a monthly basis (see "ABOUT" page for more on this).
We have been sending strong laser beams to Mars on a frequent basis for 7 years. We use laser linked software to send optical Morse Code messages (claims to Mars' land) to Mars and beyond. With lasers aligned & fixed to a telescope, we shower Mars with up to 4.5 Quadrillion photons per second! We've done the math. This will have a real 'non-zero,' favorable effect on land, atmosphere and any primitive life on Mars. See "Science Issues".
Incredible as it may seem, our actions should be legally sufficient to register the land on Mars! However, we are here to help the UN. We ask them to register the land to The Mars Trust, with UN as trustee and claimants as tenants in common or contingent beneficiaries. The UN will want to draft the Trust Deeds, but in this circumstance, all our claimants will end up with either $$$$ payment (from UN itself) or, after 10 years, actual Mars land.
UPDATE Summer 2017. The Current Situation:We are well ahead of schedule. We initially needed world media attention [tick]. We needed strong, positive independent legal and scientific appraisal in order to assure credibility [tick]. We needed top space lawyers to join us as judging panel for our simulated “moot” court competition (The Mars Prize) [tick]. We needed buoyant fundraising for the REAL legal due process, probably to be held at The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague [tick].
So all is in order and we are now very confident. We are now ready to go to international court! We anticipate this being next year… Bring it on!
So to be clear, our motivation here is to use the legal position of our Mars land claim as strong leverage to get changes for the better at the UN. We see the current Space Treaty being dropped or ignored [see US Space Act 2015] because it's no good for Space Commerce [mining contracts etc]; but when it is lost, we lose "The Law" against weapons in Space. So we want the UN to get it updated ASAP. In subjecting our Mars land claim to legal due process, we hope to publicly show the weakness in space law, such that the UN puts new effort into updating the Space Treaty. If the legal process actually does get us Title Registration to land on Mars (this is feasible!), the land will go into Trust (The Mars Trust), we propose under UN Trusteeship. Then all of us land claimants together become contingent beneficiaries of the Mars Trust. That means if the UN can get a good Treaty update then it has the preferential right to buy all land shares from each of us for a nominal fee. That fee is just $1000 each in year one, but doubles annually such that by close of year 10 it is $1 million each. This arrangement applies financial pressure upon the UN to get the Space Treaty updated as early as possible. Yet in all cases there is a good (maybe very good!) dollar reward for all our land claimants. Now if, after >10 years, the UN has failed to update the Treaty or pay the nominal fees, then the Mars Trust is dissolved and all claimants will get Mars land by lottery (except preference claim holders; they get the plots they requested). Each plot is huge (from 25 to 100 sq km!). Now see the 4 main possible outcomes below. Also, for facts about our unique and elegant legal position in this Mars land claim, look here... ["Legal Issues"].