Billboards in Space


Billboards in Space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. government does not want billboards in space.

The Federal Aviation Administration proposed Thursday to amend its regulations to ensure that it can enforce a law that prohibits "obtrusive" advertising in zero gravity.

"Objects placed in orbit, if large enough, could be seen by people around the world for long periods of time," the FAA said in a regulatory filing.

Currently, the FAA lacks the authority to enforce the existing law.

For instance, outsized billboards deployed by a space company into low Earth orbit could appear as large as the moon and be seen without a telescope, the FAA said. Big and bright advertisements might hinder astronomers.

"Large advertisements could destroy the darkness of the night sky," regulators said.

Here's what I would like to know....Who would be seeing these billboards in space?
\"Welcome galactian friends. Help keep earthlings at work. After entering the earths atmosphere, don\'t forget to shop Walmart where we are always rolling back. And as always, have a nice millennium!\"


Junior Member
Re: Billboards in Space

I think it means we on earth would see them. Just by looking up on a starry night.