Volume 1 2009

Humans in Outer Space — Interdisciplinary Odysseys

ISBN: 978-3-211-87464-6 (Print) 978-3-211-87465-3 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Setting The Scene

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      Pages 6-13

      Micro-organisms and extraterrestrial travel

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      Pages 14-21

      Future encounters: learning from the past?

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      Pages 22-34

      Are we alone? Searching for life in the universe and its creation

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      Pages 35-43

      What’s the story, mother? Some thoughts on Science Fiction Film and Space Travel

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      Pages 44-53

      Aiming ahead: next generation visions for the next 50 years in space

  3. Can We Compare?

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      Pages 55-55

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      Pages 59-68

      Inter caetero and outer space: some rules of engagement

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      Pages 69-81

      Celestial bodies: Lucy in the sky

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      Pages 82-89

      Why we had better drop analogies when discussing the role of humans in space

  4. ’Spatiality’ — Space As A Source of Inspiration

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      Pages 91-91

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      Pages 94-106

      Missing the impossible: how we talk and write about space

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      Pages 107-118

      Towards a new inspiring era of collaborative space exploration

  5. First Odyssey: Humans in Earth Orbit: what Effect does It Have?

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      Pages 119-119

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      Pages 121-123

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      Pages 124-127

      With the eyes of an astronaut

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      Pages 128-134

      Human spaceflight, technology development and innovation

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      Pages 135-147

      Human—machine cooperation in space environments

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      Pages 148-161

      Space law in the age of the International Space Station

  6. Second Odyssey: Humans in Space Exploration: What Effects Will It Have?

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      Pages 163-163

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      Pages 165-166

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      Pages 167-170

      Humans — more than the better robots for exploration?

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