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This book looks at space activities from the point of view of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and in an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and historical/futures-oriented perspective
Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration presents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It considers early stories about the universe in various cultures; recent space fiction; the origins and cultural rationale for the space age; experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence; how humans should treat environments and alien life; and the alternative futures of space exploration and settlement.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Artificial intelligence space - Extraterrestrial life - Future of space travel - Humans in space - Origins of the Space Age - Space exploration culture - Space fiction - Space humanities - Space settlement - Terraforming space