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To the Governments of the member States of the Joint Space Treaty Agreement:
The 1967 "Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies" was signed by you on behalf of over fifty member nation States worldwide.
Your Treaty states that "outer space shall be free for exploration and use by all States without discrimination of any kind and there shall be free access to all areas of celestial bodies". Whilst declaring space to be "free" for use by your member states, your Treaty also however dictates that "the activities of non-Governmental entities in outer space shall require authorization and continuing supervision by the appropriate State Party".
On this, your Earth date of March 23rd 1999 C.E., the Nomad Association of Autonomous Astronauts (Nomad AAA) hereby state that, as a community of nomadic space persons existing without recourse to your notions of space or time, it will not recognise the aforementioned 1967 Treaty or, indeed, any successive decree. Whilst accepting that outer space is indeed "free for exploration", the Nomad AAA hereby wish it to be known that it will continue its planned Autonomous Space Programme without recourse to any of the member States' "authorization" or "supervision".
Furthermore, with respect to your international law and to the Charter of the United Nations, the Nomad AAA hereby declares its own Treaty governing space exploration (published herein) which can be adopted / plagiarised / stolen in its entirety by any free-thinking, self-declared Nomadic individual, terrestrial or otherwise.
TREATY ON USE OF OUTER SPACE, INCLUDING THE MOON AND OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES, BY NOMADIC INDIVIDUALS.
Article One: The exploration of space shall be carried out for the benefit of all peoples, individuals and species of the cosmos, irrespective of their location in space and time. This treaty does not recognise any notion of country or state and, further, seeks to abolish such notions as an intrinsic part of this agreement.
Article Two: Outer space shall be used by nomadic individuals exclusively for the pursuit of enlightenment through the auspices of art and entertainment. Any individual who clings to the notion of work, wage reimbursement or seeks solitude in any form of employment practice shall be made to endure a rigorous re-imprinting detoxification programme known as "The Chill Out".
Article Three: Any autonomous individual launching their own craft, building their own orbital station or squatting on any celestial body shall be free to enjoy themselves for an infinite duration under the proviso that any other autonomous individual wishing to collude in their enjoyment shall bring some good quality gear to be shared by the group.
Article Twenty-Three: Do what thou wilt shall be the rest of the law.
THE NOMAD AAA, IN WITNESS OF THEMSELVES, DULY SIGN THIS TREATY ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AS PER YOUR EARTH CALENDAR DATE OF MARCH 23rd 1999 C.E.
SO IT GOES.
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