Men in Space

The Impact on Science, Technology, and International Cooperation

  • Editors
  • Eugene Rabinowitch
  • Richard S. Lewis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-xiv
  2. The Moon and Man

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernard Lovell
      Pages 3-12
  3. The Politics of Spacefaring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Sidney Hyman
      Pages 39-52
    3. Charles S. Sheldon II
      Pages 53-64
    4. William Leavitt
      Pages 99-107
  4. The Future of Lunar Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Harold C. Urey
      Pages 111-126
    3. John A. O’Keefe
      Pages 136-146
    4. Thornton Page
      Pages 147-162
  5. The Technological Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Franklin A. Long
      Pages 165-175
    3. Wernher von Braun
      Pages 176-186
    4. Ernst Stuhlinger
      Pages 187-195

About this book

Introduction

AFTER THE LUNAR LANDING Our concern in this volume is the impact upon science, technology and international cooperation of man's emer­ gence from the "cradle," the biosphere of Earth, to visit the surface of another planet. The editors invited experts in the physical and social sciences who had been think­ ing, talking and writing about space programs for a long time. Some had been critical of manned space flight, its motives and its costs. Some have been or are currently involved in Project Apollo. Some had not committed themselves to value judgments but were fascinated by probable results. In general, the authors regard the moon landing as a climactic event in man's evolution. Sir Bernard Lovell is likely to have a cataclysmic effect on society suggests it and that an international effort should be mounted to send men to Mars in the 1980s. The question of how Project Apollo relates to a scheme of priorities which takes into account such needs as housing, health, pollution and the problems of urbaniza­ tion enters the discussion from several points of view. Eugene Rabinowitch suggests that Apollo may stimulate the development of a system of establishing national priorities in the application of the nation's resources. Freeman Dyson, on the other hand, does not believe that ix PREFACE x any "hierarchy of committees" can devise an accepted order of priorities.

Keywords

cooperation international cooperation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6588-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6590-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6588-4
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