Table of contents
Setting The Scene
Can We Compare?
’Spatiality’ — Space As A Source of Inspiration
First Odyssey: Humans in Earth Orbit: what Effect does It Have?
Second Odyssey: Humans in Space Exploration: What Effects Will It Have?
Third Odyssey: Humans Migrating the Earth: How Will It Affect Human Thought?
The Vienna Vision on Humans in Outer Space
About this book
The space-faring nations are heading for the human exploration of the Moon, Mars and Near-Earth Objects. They might be soon prepared with regard to technology development. But they also need to benefit from the humanities (history, philosophy, anthropology), the arts as well as the social sciences (political science, economics, law) to implement their plans. The European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), supported by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, have organized the first comprehensive trans-disciplinary dialogue on humans in outer space. This dialogue goes further than regarding humans as better-than-robot tools for exploration. It investigates the human quest for odysseys beyond Earth's atmosphere and reflects also on the implications of finding extraterrestrial life.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-87465-3
- Copyright Information Springer Vienna 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
- Print ISBN 978-3-211-87464-6
- Online ISBN 978-3-211-87465-3
- Series Print ISSN 1868-5307
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