Humans in Outer Space – Interdisciplinary Odysseys
The space-faring nations are heading for the human exploration of the Moon, Mars, and near-Earth objects. They might be ready for technological advancements soon. However, they will need to draw on the humanities (history, philosophy, anthropology), the arts, and the social sciences (politics, economics, and law) to master this massive task. The European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have organized the first comprehensive trans-disciplinary dialogue on humans in outer space. It investigates the human quest for odysseys beyond Earth’s atmosphere and reflects on the implications of the findings of extraterrestrial life. For the first time, the articles in this book present a comprehensive analysis by all relevant disciplines responding to the questions of how, why, and with what goal humans explore outer space. More than twenty experts shed light on the thrilling perspectives space exploration provides for science, technology, politics, and culture.
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Author(s): Luca Codignola-Bo, Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Nicolas Peter
Series: Studies in Space Policy
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2008