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In the Eyes of the World: The Signaling Value of Space Exploration

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter explores the political and economic origins of the Cold War Space Race. Unlike the earlier private-sector led phases of space exploration, it was the large-scale political demand for ... More


Asia’s Space Race: Implications for Regional and Global Policy

James Clay Moltz

in Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156882
eISBN:
9780231527576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156882.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the implications of the current and contradicting trends of the major Asian space powers. The Asian Space Race dilemma raises several space-related questions which demands ... More


Asian Space Developments: Motivations and Trends

James Clay Moltz

in Asia's Space Race: National Motivations, Regional Rivalries, and International Risks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156882
eISBN:
9780231527576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156882.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the conceptual themes of late development and regional completion in Asia's space programs. It describes how the relative availability of space technology in the early ... More


Spaced Out: Between the ‘Golden Years’

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes a range of films that appeared in the 1960s. It then addresses the ‘new art’ films that appeared in the late 1960s throughout the 1970s. The 1960s was a time when science ... More


Getting Into Orbit

James Clay Moltz

in Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the development of the technologies required for spaceflight. Getting into space involves understanding the basic physics of propulsion and mastering a specific type of ... More


German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Monique Laney

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198034
eISBN:
9780300213454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This study focuses on the U.S. government-assisted integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern community soon after World War II. In 1950, Wernher von Braun and ... More


Introduction

James Clay Moltz

in Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter outlines the underlying issues of the competing trends of competition and cooperation between nations due to increased human space activity. The risk of space conflict ... More


Cultural Context of Apollo Culture

Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O’Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson

in The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062464
eISBN:
9780813053004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062464.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter expands on the notion of Apollo Culture in greater detail, beginning with an historic context of the Cold War era. It takes a look at the Sputnik and Vanguard launches during the IGY ... More


Pilgrims of the Future

Catherine R. Osborne

in American Catholics and the Church of Tomorrow: Building Churches for the Future, 1925-1975

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226561028
eISBN:
9780226561165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561165.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the influence of the theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, on how American Catholics experienced the Cold War and the space race. It argues that Teilhard's cosmic holism ... More


Naming: The Literature of White Estrangement

Veronica T. Watson

in The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter introduces the key term, the “literature of white estrangement” and argues that African American engagement with whiteness is an unrecognized intellectual tradition within African ... More


The Wrong History: Bob Shaw, James White and the Troubles

Jack Fennell

in Irish Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter juxtaposes the history of the ‘Space Race’ with the outbreak of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland; while Neil Armstrong predicted a ‘giant leap’ for mankind, it was clear to many ... More


Krokodil’s Hollow Center: The Performance of Affirmation

John Etty

in Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil's Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820525
eISBN:
9781496820563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820525.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter investigates the reasons for, and implications of, the apparent absence in Krokodil's affirmative cartoons of positive character types, including Soviet political leaders. Without ... More


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