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Space Travel and Culture Space Travel and Culture: From Apollo to Space Tourism from Apollo to Space Tourism
Explores the significance of the first Apollo moon landing and how the countless books, films, and products associated with factual space fiction had an affect on popular culture and artistic practice, but not social sciences and humanities Investigates how a topic is hugely important in popular culture, but almost invisible in the academy, and how it makes us want to ask ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Wiley-Blackwell
(first published 2009)
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This is an interesting book with its essays looking at different aspects of space culture. Like any collection of essays they vary in quality, but some of it is pretty unique, for example the first piece is all about the checklist as the 4th crew member, the non-being who is actually piloting the spacecraft. It seems like you have to dig a little to find books that are even a little bit questioning of our desire to leave earth to conquer other planets and eventually galaxies, so I always appreci ...more
Great collection of space-science-society-type papers. The authors come from mostly a mostly British educational background, so it is also gives a good taste an international persepctive. There are a few papers from archaeologists (sorry - "archeology" for the Brits) which help validate the impact of recent space exploration on the planet's society as a whole.