Humans in Outer Space — Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Editors
  • Ulrike Landfester
  • Nina-Louisa Remuss
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl
  • Jean-Claude Worms

Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Politics and Society

  3. History and Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. S. J. Gustav Schörghofer
      Pages 141-145
  4. Culture and Psychology

About this book


Following the first comprehensive transdisciplinary dialogue on humans in outer space which resulted in "Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys", the European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have continued and deepened this transdisciplinary dialogue, which can now be found in Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Going further than regarding humans as better-than-robot tools for exploration, it investigates the human quest for odysseys beyond Earth's atmosphere and reflects on arising issues related to Europe's role among the States conducting human exploration. It provides perspectives related to governance, management of space exploration, space settlements, the role of astronauts in the future as well as related to the encounter of extraterrestrial life.


extraterrestrial life space exploration space policy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Wien 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-0279-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-0280-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-5307
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-5315
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