Beyond the International Space Station: The Future of Human Spaceflight

Proceedings of an International Symposium, 4–7 June 2002, Strasbourg, France

  • M. Rycroft

Part of the Space Studies book series (SPSS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Keynote Address: A Summary The Need for a New Vision

  3. The Big Picture

  4. Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. L. Cline, P. Finarelli, G. Gibbs, I. Pryke
      Pages 39-54
    3. M. A. Perino, G. Limouzin, A. M. Schipper, F. Ongaro, D. Vennemann, B. Gardini et al.
      Pages 83-90
  5. Enabling Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. J. Honeycutt, K. Reightler
      Pages 95-103
    3. M. A. Perino, C. Lobascio, S. Pastor, M. Maffei
      Pages 119-126
    4. M. Cermack, O. Atkov, I. Gontscharov, V. Morgun
      Pages 127-136

About these proceedings


Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: fujimori@isu. isunet. edu M. Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: rycroft@isu. isunet. edu Building on the foundations provided by the International Space Station, now partially constructed and already in use in low Earth orbit, what will be the future directions of human spaceflight? This was the key question discussed from many viewpoints - technical, entrepreneurial, governmental, legal - at the seventh Annual Symposium held in Strasbourg, France, early in June 2002. Many ideas on the "whys" and the "hows" of our future exploration of the final frontier were put forward in a stimulating environment. The unique perspective of the International Space University (ISU) - namely an interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective - enhanced both the presentations and the discussions. More than 150 people attended the Symposium, including the current members of the Master of Space Studies class who are attending an 11 month course at ISU. They are young professionals and postgraduate students who develop in-depth some part of the broad Symposium theme in their parallel Team Projects. Their final reports will be completed at the end of July 2002, and will be published independently. 1 Beyond the ISS: The Future of Human Spaceflight Keynote Address: A Summary The Need for a New Vision E. Vallerani, Advanced Logistic Technology Engineering Center, The Italian Gateway to the ISS, Corso Marche 79, Torino 10146, Italy e-mail: vallerani. ernesto@spacegate-altec.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Rycroft
    • 1
  1. 1.International Space UniversityStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6154-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9880-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-523X
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