Studies in Space Policy

Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys

Editors: Codignola-Bo, Luca, Schrogl, Kai-Uwe (Eds.)

  • A unique interdisciplinary approach to space matters, offering perspectives by prominent experts from hard sciences, social sciences and the humanities

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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) to implement their plans. The European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), supported by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, have organized the first comprehensive trans-disciplinary dialogue on humans in outer space. This dialogue goes further than regarding humans as better-than-robot tools for exploration. It investigates the human quest for odysseys beyond Earth's atmosphere and reflects also on the implications of finding extraterrestrial life.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Summary

    Codignola, Luca

    Pages 3-5

  • Micro-organisms and extraterrestrial travel

    Crosby, Alfred W.

    Pages 6-13

  • Future encounters: learning from the past?

    Codignola, Luca

    Pages 14-21

  • Are we alone? Searching for life in the universe and its creation

    Haerendel, Gerhard

    Pages 22-34

  • What’s the story, mother? Some thoughts on Science Fiction Film and Space Travel

    Ballhausen, Thomas

    Pages 35-43

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-211-87465-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-211-87464-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-211-99944-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys
Editors
  • Luca Codignola-Bo
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Series Title
Studies in Space Policy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Vienna
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-87465-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-211-87465-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-87464-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-211-99944-8
Series ISSN
1868-5307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 246
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