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Space Enterprise

Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century

Harris, Phillip

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  • Presents comprehensive, practical, and professional coverage of non-technical issues related to the human side of space exploration and enterprise
  • Identifies the many challenges of future space exploration and development
  • Discusses some of the critical human factors in the planned industrialization and settlement of space
  • Explores important commercial, legal and political issues associated with space exploitation
  • Examines the rationale for the utilization of space technology and resources for the benefit of the human race

In Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the need for more synergy and participation by the private sector. He not only provides a critical review of what is happening in the global space community, but offers specific strategies for lunar economic development. The author analyzes the human factors in contemporary and future space developments, especially relative to the deployment of people aloft. This user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » behavioral sciences - celestial bodies - lunar development - management - space colonization - space culture - space robotics - space settlement - space synergy

Related subjects » Astronomy, Observations and Techniques - Behavioral Sciences - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - Popular Astronomy

Table of contents 

Toward a global space vision, ethos, and enterprise.- Human space exploration and settlement.- Space habitability and the environment.- Cultural implications of space enterprise.- High-performing spacefarers.- Orbital deployment systems and tourism.- Macrothinking in strategic space planning.- Macromanagement of space enterprise.- Challenges in offworld private enterprise.- Lunar enterprises and development.

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