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Epilogue

Carin Berkowitz

in Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280394
eISBN:
9780226280424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280424.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the course of Bell’s career in London, and of his priority dispute, pedagogy lost pride of place. Teaching was no longer the mode in which the production and dissemination of medical science ... 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


Faster, Better, Cheaper

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/9780300110753.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the period at the end of 1990, when Lew Allen stepped down as director of JPL. To replace him, Caltech turned to Ed Stone, who like Pickering and Murray was a Caltech ... More


Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

James Clay Moltz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book examines the competing themes of space competition and cooperation while providing readers with an understanding of the basics of space technology, diplomacy, commerce, science, and ... More


The Japanese Space Program: Moving Toward “Normalcy”

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/9780231156882.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter analyzes the development of Japan's national space program, the oldest in Asia and the one with the closest ties to the United States. Historically, Japan has long been the most ... 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


The Instrumental Value of Scientific Knowledge and Understanding and the Rationale for Space Science

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/9780190069063.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides a defense of the instrumental value of scientific knowledge and understanding as well as a defense of the use of public funds in support of scientific research, including space ... More


Epilogue: Fate Amenable to Change

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/9780190069063.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This concluding chapter argues that scientific exploration of the space environment should remain a priority even if space settlements are established, and even if technological breakthroughs ... More


Earth, Life, Space: The Social Construction of the Biosphere and the Expansion of the Concept into Outer Space

Linda Billings

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/9780190915650.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter discusses how the scientific search for evidence of extraterrestrial life has affected people's conception of the terrestrial biosphere. Austrian geologist Eduard Suess originated the ... 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


The Need for Forbearance in Space Settlement

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/9780190069063.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that there is not an urgent need for humans to establish space settlements. It defends the existence of an in-principle obligation to settle space to ensure long-term human ... More


Saturation and Suffocation

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the boom years of science fiction magazines that began in 1952, which saw the publication of seven new science fiction and fantasy magazines in the United States. It was in 1952 ... More


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