Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration
This title presents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It considers early stories about the universe in various cultures; recent space fiction; the origins and cultural rationale for the space age; experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence; how humans should treat environments and alien life; and the alternative futures of space exploration and settlement.
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Chapter 1 What Is This Book About?
Chapter 2 Visions of NotEarth Space Arts
Chapter 3 Dreams Rockets Rivalries and Jobs
Chapter 4 Cultural Rationales for Space
Chapter 5 Humans in Space
Chapter 6 Humans Robots Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Entities in Space
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