We're ready to start colonizing the moon – the US government officially told companies that are planning to send tourists to the moon that they can buy property for landing and commercial purposes. So basically, you can buy tickets to go into outerspace – spraannnngggg breaaakkkkk – and the companies that operate that thousands-of-miles-high club can buy real estate on the moon and do whatever the fuck they want.
People are freaking the fuck out about this because it's kind of a douchey move for America to let huge corporations colonize a celestial body, but like if we don't do it then somebody else will. Don't hate the player, hate the game. Let's just hope they set up a Starbucks asap.