A scientific article arose the possibility of birth on the moon, noting how 50 years after the first landing on the Moon, doubts still persist about its geography, the legal rules governing the responsibilities on the lunar surface.
“If a child born on the Moon what would be his state of birth?”, say the article.
The Moon, therefore, is the non-place par excellence, indeed, the total absence of place, where man has the ability to exercise free will.
As humanity becomes a spacefaring civilization, we’re going to come up with tricky situations that challenge current laws and concepts of nationality. For example, what’s your country if you’re born on the Moon? Or if two astronauts get into a fight while in orbit, whose laws are followed? If you break a piece of an international module, where do you send the cheque?
There are issues of criminal law; what if one astronaut from one country punches another while in an international module? There are also patent law problems; where should an invention be patented? And there are civil law concerns; what happens if an astronaut damages a part of the station?(from https://www.universetoday.com/12029/what-if-a-child-is-born-on-the-moon/)
Born on the Moon is part of a series of works that looks to the Moon as the place to investigate the limits and desires of human beings to imagine a free place to live and survive.