Space and Society

Human Enhancements for Space Missions

Lunar, Martian, and Future Missions to the Outer Planets

Editors: Szocik, Konrad (Ed.)

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  • A unique book discussing the idea of human enhancement for purposes of space missions
  • The best guide in rationale and the future directions for human space missions
  • Points out radical ethical challenges of manned deep-space missions
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This book presents a collection of chapters, which address various contexts and challenges of the idea of human enhancement for the purposes of human space missions. The authors discuss pros and cons of mostly biological enhancement of human astronauts operating in hostile space environments, but also ethical and theological aspects are addressed. In contrast to the idea and program of human enhancement on Earth, human enhancement in space is considered a serious and necessary option. This book aims at scholars in the following fields: ethics and philosophy, space policy, public policy, as well as biologists and psychologists.

About the authors

Konrad Szocik (born 1985 in Żary, Poland) received his PhD in Philosophy (Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland). Currently, he is assistant professor at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów, and editor of the “Studia Humana” journal. Research areas include space philosophy and space ethics (mainly the idea of human enhancement for space), and cognitive and evolutionary study of religion.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Normalizing the Paradigm on Human Enhancements for Spaceflight

    Pages 3-17

    Rappaport, Margaret Boone (et al.)

  • CRISPR Challenges and Opportunities for Space Travel

    Pages 19-34

    Gouw, Arvin M.

  • Biological Modification as Prophylaxis: How Extreme Environments Challenge the Treatment/Enhancement Divide

    Pages 35-46

    Kendal, Evie

  • Crossing the Posthuman Rubicon: When Do Enhancements Change Our Definition of Human?

    Pages 47-70

    Abood, Steven

  • Limitations for Extraterrestrial Colonisation and Civilisation Built and the Potential for Human Enhancements

    Pages 71-93

    Braddock, Martin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Enhancements for Space Missions
Book Subtitle
Lunar, Martian, and Future Missions to the Outer Planets
Editors
  • Konrad Szocik
Series Title
Space and Society
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42036-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42036-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42035-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42038-3
Series ISSN
2199-3882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 291
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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