Outer Space in Society, Politics and Law

Spaceflight is a rational undertaking, yet full of emotions. It is a dream of mankind and a multi-billion industry likewise. It is subject to a distinct branch of law – and moreover part of modern pop culture. In short: spaceflight is fascinating. “Outer Space in society, politics and law” is an int...

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Main Author: Brünner, Christian
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Soucek, Alexander
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Vienna Springer Vienna 2011, 2011
Series:Studies in Space Policy
Subjects:
Law
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Spaceflight is a rational undertaking, yet full of emotions. It is a dream of mankind and a multi-billion industry likewise. It is subject to a distinct branch of law – and moreover part of modern pop culture. In short: spaceflight is fascinating. “Outer Space in society, politics and law” is an inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding of modern space law. Technical, cultural and historical aspects lay the foundation for a sound comprehension why space law norms have been established and what they mean in practice. The reader will realize the impact space and spaceflight have on society – from Stonehenge to climate change. A new approach to presenting space law: comprehensive and illustrative.     “We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster.” Carl Sagan
Physical Description:XXI, 876 p digital
ISBN:9783709106648