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Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing Americas Space Program James A. Vedda

Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing Americas Space Program

James A. Vedda

Published June 21st 2012
ISBN : 9781477130919
Paperback
214 pages
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 About the Book 

What is a spacefaring society, and how do we get there from here? In addressing these questions,this book examines how partisanship and parochialism have hindered American space dreams in recentyears, and demonstrates that the lessons we should haveMoreWhat is a spacefaring society, and how do we get there from here? In addressing these questions,this book examines how partisanship and parochialism have hindered American space dreams in recentyears, and demonstrates that the lessons we should have learned from U.S. history can put us on a moreproductive path. Instead of being stuck in Stage One space development (space as a training ground), wecan move more quickly to Stage Two (Earth-Moon space as an industrial park) and eventually to StageThree (human activity across the solar system). The keys to achieving this are routine proximity operationsthroughout Earth-Moon space, sustainable space infrastructure, and a new level of collaboration betweenthe public and private sectors – not adventure trips to distant solar system destinations.