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Humans in outer space : interdisciplinary odysseys

Author: Luca Codignola; Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk; Nicolas Peter
Publisher: Wien ; New York : SpringerWienNewYork, 2009.
Series: Studies in space policy, v. 1.
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In this book, scholars from the hard sciences, social sciences and humanities address how, why, and with what goals humans explore space. The articles also probe the implications of potentially  Read more...

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Humans in outer space.
Wien ; New York : SpringerWienNewYork, 2009
(OCoLC)262894262
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luca Codignola; Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk; Nicolas Peter
ISBN: 9783211874653 3211874658 9783211874646 321187464X
OCLC Number: 432709423
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 246) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction - 1. Setting the scene: Summary - Micro-organisms and extraterrestrial travel - Future Encounters: Learning from the Past? - Are we alone? Searching for life in the universe and its creation - What's the story, mother? Some thoughts on science fiction film and space travel - Aiming ahead: next generation visions for the next 50 years in space 2. Can we compare? Summary - Inter caetera and outer space: some rules of engagement - Celestial bodies: Lucy in the sky - Why we had better drop analogies when discussing the role of humans in space 3. 'Spatiality' - Space as a source of inspiration: Summary - Missing the important: how we talk and write about space - Towards a new inspiring era of collaborative space exploration. Providing inspiration through international cooperation 4. First odyssey: humans in earth orbit: what effect does it have? Summary - With the eyes of an astronaut - Human spaceflight, technology development and innovation - Human-machine coopeation in space environments - Space law in the age of international space station 5. Second odyssey: humans in space exploration: what effects will it have? Summary - Humans - more than the better robots for exploration? -Humans leaving the earth - a philosopher's view - Human spaceflight as a matter of culture and national vision - The need of a legal framework for exploration 6. Third odyssey: human migrating the earth: why we should think! Summary - Mars as a place to live? - Past, present and future - Philosophical and eligious implications of extraterrestrial intelligent life - E.T. culture 7. The Vienna vision of humans in outer space
Series Title: Studies in space policy, v. 1.
Responsibility: Luca Codignola, Kai-Uwe Schrogl (eds.) with Agnieszka Lukaszczyk and Nicolas Peter.

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