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Lost In Space

Lost In Space (Hardback, New title)

By Klerkx, Greg

Greg Klerkx argues that ever since the triumphant Apollo moon missions, the Space Age has been stuck in the wrong orbit, and that NASA, the agency whose daring once fueled the world's extra-terrestrial vision, has been largely responsible for keeping it there. Stripped of its Col...d War mandate, NASA has become an introverted technocracy whose signature post-Apollo projects - the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station - are perhaps the two most spectacular boondoggles of the modern era. Through it all, NASA has ignored, belittled and in some cases actively quashed the one concept that could change the equation for the future of humans in space: human spaceflight as a free market activity. Despite this, a new Space Age is, in fact, in the making, led by dreamers, investors, inventors and even renegades from NASA itself. Drawn from dozens of interviews, extensive research, and Klerkx's own experiences as a senior manager with the SETI Institute, Beyond the Blue chronicles the flashpoints where the space establishment and the 'alternative' space community are battling for competing visions. Like the dream of space exploration itself, Beyond the Blue is less about science or technology than it is about people: their motivations, their ideas, and how their life's work is driven by an almost biological need to reach for the stars.
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ISBN 9780436206023
Released NZ 1 Apr 2004
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback, New title
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ISBN-13 9780436206023
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Released 1 Apr 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Klerkx, Greg
Category Popular Science
Space Travel & Exploration
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 629.40973
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Astronauts and civilization, Astronauts and state - United States
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade