The States party to this Treaty
Recognizing the common interest of all humankind in the exploration and non-weapons use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
Reaffirming that outer space plays an ever-increasing role in the future development of humankind,
Emphasizing the rights to explore and use outer space freely for peaceful purposes,
Keeping outer space from turning into an arena for military weapons confrontation, to assure security for all in outer space and safe functioning of space technology,
Recognizing that prevention of the placement of weapons and of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security,
Desiring to keep outer space as an ...