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UniBase#no.6173 – Exposure

Celestial bodies

Against the backdrop of a black-and-white, full-frame Hubble space photograph, it says in yellow letters: Celestial bodies

The letter to 52 experts

Image of the cover letter that was sent to 52 experts. Above the footer it says: Supported by Deutscher Künstlerbund e.V. and Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, NEUSTART KULTUR. The text of the letter is quoted below.

Answers from Elon Musk and SpaceX employees

In a gray rectangle there are four black and square frames of the same size, which are completely empty. Below these four frames, from left to right, are the following names: SpaceX | CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX | Senior Vice President Tim Hughes, SpaceX | COO Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX | Acting General Counsel David Harris


Legal bases

In Solar System

Representation of the solar system with the sun on the far left, the eight planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) and the (Earth) moon. At the top, in mercury-colored lettering on a dark blue background, is a quote from former SpaceX general counsel David Anderman from 2020: No country can claim sovereignty over heavenly bodies. In the lower area, Article VIII of the Outer Space Treaty is quoted in the same manner: A State Party to the Treaty on whose registry an object launched into outer space is carried shall retain jurisdiction and control over such object, and over any personnel thereof, while in outer space or on a celestial body.

UniBase Overview

Nine-part overview of the work UniBase#6173: Left and right above against gray background quotations of Article II and VI of the Outer Space Treaty. In between against white background the input of Prof. Dr. Stephan Hobe, left center and left bottom with white background two quotes of Prof. Dr. Sarah Joseph and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter. The four remaining fields show against the background of a Mars photograph, in the middle: Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations, on the right in the middle: A CONSTITUTION FOR MARS?, bottom center: 50 gray, 7 orange, labeled circles, and bottom right: the Mars photograph only.

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