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Societal impact of spaceflight

Author: Steven J Dick; Roger D Launius
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Relations, History Division, 2007.
Series: The NASA history series
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Societal impact of spaceflight.
xiv, 680 p.
(OCoLC)434492063
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Dick; Roger D Launius
OCLC Number: 175218028
Description: xiv, 680 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Societal impact of spaceflight in context. Has spaceflight had an impact on society? An interpretative framework --
pt. II. Turning point impacts. What are turning points in history, and what were they for the space age? ; In search of a red cosmos : space exploration, public culture, and Soviet society ; Live from the Moon : the societal impact of Apollo ; Framing the meanings of spaceflight in the Shuttle era ; Space in the post-Cold War environment ; The Taikonaut as icon : the cultural and political significance of Yang Liwei, China's first space traveler --
pt. III. Commercial and economic impact. Commercial and economic impact of spaceflight : an overview ; the political economy of spaceflight ; The role of space development in globalization ; NASA as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy ; "From farm to fork" : how space food standards impacted the food industry and changed food safety standards ; The social and economic impact of Earth observing satellites --
pt. IV. Applications satellites, the environment, and national security. Satellites and security : space in service to humanity ; For all mankind : societal impacts of applications satellites ; NASA and the environment : science in a political context ; NAVSTAR, the Global Positioning system : a sampling of its military, civil, and commercial impact ; Dual-use as unintended policy driver : the American bubble ; Reconnaissance satellites, intelligence, and national security --
pt. V. Social impact. Spacehistory from the bottom up : using social history to interpret the societal impact of spaceflight ; Space science education in the uUnited States : the good, the bad, and the ugly ; "Racism, sexism, and space ventures" : civil rights at NASA in the Nixon era and beyond ; NASA launches Houston into orbit : the political, economic, and social impact of the Space Agency on the Southeast Texas, 1961-1969 ; The Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and Southern California --
pt. VI. Spaceflight, culture and ideology. Overview : ideology, advocacy, and spaceflight : evolution of a cultural narrative ; Spaceflight and popular culture ; Making spaceflight modern : a cultural history of the world's first space advocacy group ; C/SETI as fiction : on James Gunn's 'The Listeners' ; Reclaiming the future : space advocacy and the idea of progress ; Flights of fancy : outer space and the Eruopean imagination, 1923-1969 --
pt. VII. Afterword. Are we a spacefaring species? Acknowledging our physical fragility as a first step to transcending it ; Production and culture together : or, space history and the problem of periodization in the postwar era.
Series Title: The NASA history series
Responsibility: Steven J. Dick and Roger D. Launius, editors.
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