Studies in Space Policy

Icarus' Second Chance

The Basis and Perspectives of Space Ethics

Authors: Arnould, Jacques

  • Historical, technical and philosophical overview of the emerging domain of ethics in space activities
  • A¬†critical analysis on the decisions and the actions which constituted and constitute still the field of the astronautics activities
  • Consequences of aeronautical activities on natural environment and human
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2011: fifty years separate us from the flight of Yuri Gagarin. Fifty years of extraordinary successes, with the kind of apotheosis represented by the first man on the moon; fifty years also of bitter failures, even tragic when they involved the deaths of human beings; finally, fifty years during which space largely contributed to the scientific and technical, political and economic, cultural and social transformation of humanity. This is a critical analysis of the decisions and the actions which constituted and constitute still the field of astronautic activities, to analyse this field's strategies and choices, their consequences on the natural environment and on humans, in short to work out and apply an ethical investigation. This work is the fruit of research carried out by the French Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) over the past ten years, in collaboration with many organisations, astronautical or not: ESA, NASA and especially ESPI.

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Dr. Jacques Arnould, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Paris, France

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Icarus' Second Chance
Book Subtitle
The Basis and Perspectives of Space Ethics
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Space Policy
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer Vienna
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0712-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0712-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0711-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1118-5
Series ISSN
1868-5307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 201
Additional Information
With a Foreword by Buzz Aldrin
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