It’s not like we haven’t attempted space treaties before. The last time was back in the 1970s when there was an effort to keep individual nations from claiming celestial bodies as their own. Every nation without a space program signed the treaty, and every country that could actually get to space told those people where they could go (to infinity and beyond). But times have changed and more private companies are looking to the heavens for the next big profit center. In Quartz, Tim Fernholz provides some context and a look at the Congressional bills that have space experts worried about an extra-terrestrial land grab. May the Force Majeure Be With You.