Humans In Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys by Agnieszka LukaszczykHumans In Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys by Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

Humans In Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys

byAgnieszka Lukaszczyk

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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The space-faring nations are heading for the human exploration of the Moon, Mars and Near-Earth Objects. They might be soon prepared with regard to technology development. But they also need to benefit from the humanities (history, philosophy, anthropology), the arts as well as the social sciences (political science, economics, law) for mastering this immense endeavour.The European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have organised 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.The articles in this book present, for the first time, 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.
Title:Humans In Outer Space - Interdisciplinary OdysseysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3211999442

ISBN - 13:9783211999448

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Table of 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 space2. 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 space3. "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 cooperation4. 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 station5. 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 exploration6. 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. culture7. The Vienna vision of humans in outer space