Space inclusiveness and empowerment, or how the frontier becomes a mirror
At the beginnings of the space age, belief in the world-harmonising virtue of the space frontier is likely to have been a widely shared belief, at least in the leading circles of the developed world. Over the decades, however, the magnitude of the task required such de-humanisation128 that optimism about such an outcome for space endeavours is likely to have dwindled from its former levels.129
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