“In history have been examples where one country has decided to begin to capture territory in their interests – we all remember what happened,” said Sergey Saveliev.

Photo: AFP/Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV date of launching of the Russian spacecraft “Luna-26”

As it became known, the US President, Donald trump has signed a decree recognizing the right of Americans to the mining of space resources, and ordered within six months to discuss relevant agreements with other countries.

“the Americans should have the right to conduct commercial exploration, extraction and use of resources in outer space in accordance with the appropriate legislation. Space legally and physically is a unique domain of human activity, and the United States do not think it is in the public domain,” – said in a statement the White house document.