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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


Civil Space: Science and Exploration

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/9780231159128.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter analyzes the contributions of space explorations towards science and research. It looks into the phenomena of “civil” spaceflight, which means nonmilitary and noncommercial activities in ... More


Plans: Envisioning the Future in Space

Valerie Neal

in Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond: Redefining Humanity's Purpose in Space

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300206517
eISBN:
9780300227987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206517.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The sixth chapter, “Plans: Envisioning the Future in Space,” surveys the episodic effort to redefine the purpose and chart the course of future human spaceflight beyond the space station. It examines ... More


Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Claude Piantadosi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, this book presents a rich ... More


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

Alexander MacDonald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The early years of the twenty-first century have seen the rise to prominence of private-sector American spaceflight. The result is a new phase of space development—one where human spaceflight is no ... More


A Short Introduction to the Science of Space Exploration

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the importance of space exploration. Space exploration provides an opportunity both to think differently and to develop practical solutions to modern problems. The space ... More


The Value of Science in Space Exploration

James S.J. Schwartz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190069063
eISBN:
9780190069094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069063.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The Value of Science in Space Exploration provides a rigorous assessment of the value of scientific knowledge and understanding in the context of contemporary space exploration. It argues that ... More


Back to the Moon

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter first reviews NASA's 2006 plan to establish a base on the Moon by 2024. Physical science research appeared to drive the plan, but the ultimate idea was to use the base to develop a ... More


Myth-Free Space Advocacy Part IV: The Myth of Public Support for Astrobiology

James S.J. Schwartz

in Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190915650
eISBN:
9780197506066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915650.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter addresses a sociological question that has largely been ignored: How much does the public care about life in space? It argues that there is no clear evidence of widespread support in the ... More


No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture

Matthew D. Tribbe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199313525
eISBN:
9780199385515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Why did support for the American space program decrease so sharply by the early 1970s, even as its Apollo missions continued visiting the moon? Rooted in profound scientific and technological leaps, ... More


Satellites, Saturn, Spacemen

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates three successive developments in U.S. space exploration: the Corona project, the Saturn, and the Project Mercury. Beginning in 1955, Eisenhower authorized funding for military ... More


Introduction: Subtle Shift in Emphasis

James S.J. Schwartz

in The Value of Science in Space Exploration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190069063
eISBN:
9780190069094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069063.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter highlights pushes to commercialize space exploration as foils for raising questions about which fundamental values and goals spaceflight serves, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature ... More


Commercial Space Developments

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/9780231159128.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the developments of the private and commercial sector towards space exploration. In the fifty years since the launch of Telstar I, the first satellite to carry transatlantic ... More


Spaceflight, Millionaires, and National Defense: Robert Goddard’s Fund-Raising Program

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/9780300219326.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Robert Goddard was the American “father of liquid-fuel rocketry” and his career constituted the world’s first spaceflight development program. This chapter provides an economic analysis of Goddard’s ... More


The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey

Matthew Shindell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226662084
eISBN:
9780226662114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662114.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This biography of the Nobel Prize winning chemist Harold C. Urey (1893-1981) follows the famous scientist through his orthodox religious upbringing as a member of the German Baptist Brethren (Dunker) ... More


Twentieth-Century Space

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter explains the evolution of our knowledge of the problems of putting people into space and how the remaining issues can be resolved through perseverance, continuity, and international ... More


Living off the Land

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter discusses the time-honored strategy of living off the land in the Space Age known as Indigenous Support of Life and Environment (ISLE). ISLE is necessary when distance and orbital ... More


Introduction

Matthew D. Tribbe

in No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199313525
eISBN:
9780199385515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313525.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introduction portrays the extent to which Americans lost interest in the Apollo moon landings even as they continued into the 1970s, and explains why. Due to significant cultural changes in the ... More


A Space Lexicon

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The space lexicon is famous for acronyms and buzzwords; some are quite useful, but others are peculiar or even confusing. This chapter argues that the curious nonspecialist needs a simple working ... More


The Explorers

Claude A. Piantadosi

in Mankind Beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162432
eISBN:
9780231531030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162432.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter begins with a discussion of the characteristics of explorers. It then turns to the history of polar science to illustrate why human space exploration seems so slow moving. It focuses on ... More


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