Remembering the space age: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference

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Contents

Introduction
ix
National and Global Dimensions of the Space Age
1
Gigantic Follies? Human Exploration and the Space Age in Longterm Historical Perspective
3
Spaceflight in the National Imagination
17
Building Space Capability Through European Regional Collaboration
37
Imagining an Aerospace Agency in the Atomic Age
55
Creating a Memory of the German Rocket Program for the Cold War
71
Operation Paperclip in Huntsville Alabama
89
A Second Nature Rising Spaceflight in an Era of Representation
185
Creating Memories Myth Identity and Culture in the Russian Space Age1
203
The Music of Memory and Forgetting Global Echoes of Sputnik II1
237
From the Cradle to the Grave Cosmonaut Nostalgia in Soviet and Postsoviet Film
253
Examining the Iconic and Rediscovering the Photography of Space Exploration in Context to the History of Photography
271
Robert A Heinleins Influence on Spaceflight
341
American Spaceflight Historys Master Narrative and the Meaning of Memory
353
Reflections on the Space Age
387

The Great Leap Upward Chinas Human Spaceflight Program and Chinese National Identity
109
Great Unfulfilled Expectations To Boldly Go Where No Social Scientist or Historian Has Gone Before1
135
Remembrance and Cultural Representation of the Space Age
155
Far Out the Space Age in American Culture
157
A Melancholic Space Age Anniversary
389
Has Space Development Made a Difference?
397
Has There Been a Space Age?
405
Cultural Functions of Space Exploration
409

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