Outer Space in Society, Politics and Law
ISBN/ASIN: 9783709106631,9783709106648 | 2011 | English | pdf | 876/887 pages | 10.6 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Wien | Author: Christian Brünner, Alexander Soucek (auth.), Christian Brünner, Alexander Soucek (eds.) | Edition: 1
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.”