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- Johns Hopkins University Press
- McCurdy, Howard E.
- 2 Line drawings, black and white
- 228 x 152 x 25 mm
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- 2:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
- 213 g
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Robots in Space
Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel
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Entertaining reading. * Commercial Dispatch * Excellent, eye-opening, horizon-broadening reading! Highly recommended. * Choice * Noted space historians... breathe new life into the subject by examining its history as well as its possible future. They call for a new vision of human spaceflight-a 'transhuman' program that takes into account current trends in robotics, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and other fields that are rapidly changing the nature of both humans and machines. * Air and Space Magazine * This short volume manages to capture the history of U.S. space flight, to explain the underpinnings of U.S. space policy and to plot out the possibilities for our future in space in a style that most anyone can enjoy. -- Andrew McMichael * Park City Daily News * A timely and thought-provoking read, no matter what side of the humans vs. robots debate one is on. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in where our species is ultimately headed in space. * Liftoff * Should interest any intelligent reader with an interest in the history and future of space exploration, whatever technology is applied. Its mix of historical background and social context, entirely due to the authors' long experience, takes the reader well beyond the usual issues of technical challenge and budget limitations, while numerous selected quotations accentuate the human element. -- Mark Williamson * Space Times * An examination of the history of the various arguments for sending humans and machines into space, and their relative merits. It is an authoritative, detailed look at how these arguments evolved and what the future of humans and robots in space might hold. -- Jeff Foust * Space Review * A remarkably well-written and lucid book... about the ongoing debate within the American civil space agency between proponents of human spaceflight and those who advocate robotic or 'unmanned' spaceflight. -- Capt Bryce G. Poole, USAF * Air and Space Power Journal *
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Roger D. Launius is a senior curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the former chief historian of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He has authored and coauthored several books on space exploration, most recently The Smithsonian Atlas of Space Exploration. Howard E. McCurdy is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University and the author of Faster, Better, Cheaper: Low-Cost Innovation in the U.S. Space Program and Space and the American Imagination, second edition, both published by Johns Hopkins.
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: A False Dichotomy1. The Human/ Robot Debate2. Human Spaceflight in Popular Culture3. Promoting the Human Dimension4. Robotic Spaceflight in Popular Culture5. The New Space Race6. Interstellar Flight and the Human Future in Space7. Homo sapiens, Transhumanism, and the Postbiological Universe8. An Alternative Paradigm?Appendix: Inaequate WordsNotesIndex