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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


Priorities and Prestige

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/9780801451508.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains Eisenhower's priorities as well as his view on prestige in relation to space exploration. Nine months before Sputnik, while delivering his 1957 State of the Union address, ... More


End of a Historic Era

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of how the Apollo program came to an end, the end of the space race, and how both affected ILC Industries.


Emerging Asian Space Programs: Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam

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/9780231156882.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter analyzes ten emerging space powers that are beginning to play a significant regional or international role and are likely to expand their space capabilities in the future: Australia, ... More


Voyages, Mirages, Images

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/9780801451508.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the negative public perception of the space race. Despite the polls and impressive space achievements, the American public continued to believe that that the United States ... More


Big Science and the Transits of Venus: The First Race to Space

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the connection between extravagant state-funded scientific megaprojects—known as Big Science—and international prestige by focusing on the Transits of Venus (TOVs). It first ... 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


Conclusion

Peter J. Westwick

in Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book concludes by discussing the return on investment provided by JPL's space missions. From 1976 to 2001, JPL consumed about $30 billion and consistently employed several thousand people, a ... 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


Introduction

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/9780801451508.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter recounts President Dwight D. Eisenhower's response to the Soviet Union's launching of the world's first satellite—Sputnik. He tried to dispel the notion that Sputnik should ... More


AFP-731 or The Other Night Sky: An Allegory

Trevor Paglen

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses shuttle missions and why they receive little press. After the Columbia’s first few missions in the early 1980s, shuttle launches had become rather banal affairs, virtually ... More


Norm Setting and Transparency and Confidence-Building in Space Governance

Theresa Hitchens

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Governance of the use of space, both at the national and the international level, is complicated. Because most countries in the world have been reticent over the last thirty years to negotiate new ... More


The Rule of Law in Outer Space: A Call for an International Outer Space Authority

Icho Kealotswe-Matlou

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Different approaches must be adopted in the governance of outer space if the rule of law is to be enforced. As international institutions and committees engage on a variety of international space ... More


The Rise and Fall of NASA’s Budget and Other Instabilities

Derek A. Epp

in The Structure of Policy Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226529691
eISBN:
9780226529868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226529868.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter looks at some historical examples of major policy disruptions. In particular, it describes the sudden explosion of NASA's budget during the space race with the Soviet Union and its ... 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


Pierced Surfaces and Parted Veils

Veronica della Dora

in The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226741291
eISBN:
9780226741321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741321.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

During the Cold War, new vertical domains were opened up to human exploration, including outer space and the earth’s interior, along with the scientific colonization of Antarctica. A highly symbolic ... More


Outer Space and Crisis Risk

Laura Grego

in War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197548684
eISBN:
9780197548714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548684.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Space activities pose a particular risk of sparking or exacerbating terrestrial crises in ways that may be difficult to predict or manage. This is due both to the physical nature of operating in ... 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


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