Frank De Winne, Milena Zic-Fuchs and Jean-Paul Swings
Introduction: from “odysseys” to “perspectives” – towards new interdisciplinary approaches to humans in outer space.
Ulrike Landfester, Nina-Louisa Remuss, Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Jean-Claude Worms
CHAPTER 1 Politics and society
1.1 The political context for human space exploration.
1.2 Who will own outer space? Governance over space resources in the age of human space exploration.
1.3 Managing space, organising the sublime.
1.4 Astronauts: from envoys of mankind to combatants.
1.5 Space inclusiveness and empowerment, or how The Frontier becomes a mirror.
1.6 A school curriculum for the children of space settlers.
1.7 Ethics and extraterrestrial life.
1.8 Encounters among the stars – exosociological considerations.
Michael T. Schetsche
CHAPTER 2 History and religion
2.1 Astrocognition: Prolegomena to a future cognitive history of exploration.
2.2 Looking back to Earth.
S. J. Gustav Schörghofer
2.3 Alien life: Remarks on the exobiological perspective in recent terrestrial biology.
CHAPTER 3 Culture and psychology
3.1 Laokoon in Outer Space? Towards a transformative hermeneutics of Art.
3.2 Music and the outer space – the means of universal communication or a form of art?
Anna G. Piotrowska
3.3 From space suits to space couture: a new aesthetic.
3.4 Looking back, looking forward and aiming higher: next generation visions on humans in outer space.
Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Bejal Thakore and Juergen Schlutz
3.5 Humans in outer space: Existential fulfillment or frustration? Existential, psychological, social and ethical issues for crew on a long-term space mission beyond Earth orbit.
Berna van Baarsen
CHAPTER 4 Annex
4.1 Useful web-addresses related to human exploration
4.2 The Vienna Vision on Humans in Outer Space
4.3 Summary Report of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee
4.4 The Global Exploration Strategy Framework:The Framework for Coordination
(Executive Summary, May 2007)
4.5 Overview of Europe´s contribution to the ISS
4.6 SETI.s Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence
4.7 Extract from “Mars Life” by Ben Bova
4.8 Extract from “The Dream – or posthumous work on lunar astronomy” by Ludwig Kepler
4.9 Religion and Human Space Flight
4.10 An historian.s viewpoint – Historical approaches to human space flight and the “Humans in Outer Space” project.
4.11 The Mars 500 isolation experiment
About the authors
List of acronyms
List of figures and tables