Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration

  • James A.┬áDator

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. James Allen Dator
    Pages 1-4
  3. James Allen Dator
    Pages 5-17
  4. James Allen Dator
    Pages 19-30
  5. James Allen Dator
    Pages 31-41
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    Pages 43-54
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    Pages 65-77
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    Pages 79-85
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    Pages 87-96
  10. James Allen Dator
    Pages 97-102
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 103-107

About this book


Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration presents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It considers early stories about the universe in various cultures; recent space fiction; the origins and cultural rationale for the space age; experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence; how humans should treat environments and alien life; and the alternative futures of space exploration and settlement.


Artificial intelligence space Extraterrestrial life Future of space travel Humans in space Origins of the Space Age Space exploration culture Space fiction Space humanities Space settlement Terraforming space

Authors and affiliations

  • James A.┬áDator
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  1. 1., Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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