Volume 5 2011

Humans in Outer Space — Interdisciplinary Perspectives

ISBN: 978-3-7091-0279-4 (Print) 978-3-7091-0280-0 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Politics and Society

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      The political context for human space exploration

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      Pages 15-27

      Who will own outer space? governance over space resources in the age of human space exploration

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      Pages 28-38

      Managing space, organising the sublime

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      Pages 39-56

      Astronauts: from envoys of mankind to combatants

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      Pages 57-64

      Space inclusiveness and empowerment, or how the frontier becomes a mirror

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      Pages 65-79

      A school curriculum for the children of space settlers

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      Pages 80-101

      Ethics and extraterrestrial life

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      Pages 102-114

      Encounters among the stars — exosociological considerations

  3. History and Religion

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      Pages 115-115

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      Pages 117-140

      Astrocognition: Prolegomena to a future cognitive history of exploration

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      Pages 141-145

      Looking back to Earth

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      Pages 146-155

      Alien life: remarks on the exobiological perspective in recent terrestrial biology

  4. Culture and Psychology

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      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-170

      Laokoon in Outer Space? Towards a transformative hermeneutics of art

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      Pages 171-182

      Music and the outer space — the Means of universal communication or a form of art?

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      Pages 183-203

      From space suits to space couture: a new aesthetic

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      Pages 204-221

      Looking back, looking forward and aiming higher: next generation visions on humans in outer space

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      Pages 222-238

      Humans in outer space: Existential fulfilment or frustration? Existential, psychological, social and ethical issues for crew on a long-term space mission beyond Earth orbit

  5. Annex

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      Pages 239-239

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      Useful web-addresses related to human exploration

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      Pages 242-242

      The Vienna Vision on Humans in Outer Space

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      Pages 243-257

      Summary Report of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee

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      Pages 258-281

      The Global Exploration Strategy Framework: The Framework for Coordination (Executive Summary, May 2007)486

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