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Heavenly ambitions : America's quest to dominate space

Author: Joan Johnson-Freese
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2009.
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"In the popular imagination, space is the final frontier. Will that frontier be a wild west, or will it instead be treated as the oceans are: as a global commons, where commerce is allowed to flourish and no one country dominates? Today, nations are free to send missions to Mars or launch space stations. Space satellites have become vital to many of the activities that have become part of our daily lives - from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Johnson-Freese
ISBN: 9780812241693 081224169X
OCLC Number: 290492922
Description: xii, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Space : the final Cold War frontier --
The evolution of U.S. space policy --
Space weapons : fact and fiction --
Strategic communications : what message is the United States trying to convey? --
Diplomacy and arms control : limits and opportunities --
Globalizing space.
Responsibility: Joan Johnson-Freese.

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In Heavenly Ambitions, Joan Johnson-Freese lays out her vision of the future of space as a frontier where nations cooperate, and military activity is circumscribed by arms control treaties that would  Read more...

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