The Dream of Commercial Space Flight

  • Howard E. McCurdy
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology book series (PSHST)


In this chapter, McCurdy briefly sketches the vision supporting commercial space flight as found in leading works of science fiction. Unlike the historical narrative that favored government control, works of imagination envisioned a leading role for business firms in the unfolding of space travel.


Science fiction Corporations in space 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard E. McCurdy
    • 1
  1. 1.American UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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