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cspg
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posted 05-01-2013 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Scenario for Interstellar Exploration and Its Financing
by Giovanni F. Bignami and Andrea Sommariva
This book develops a credible scenario for interstellar exploration and colonization. In so doing, it examines: the present situation and prospects for interstellar exploration technologies; where to go: the search for habitable planets; the motivations for space travel and colonization; the financial mechanisms required to fund such enterprises.

The final section of the book analyzes the uncertainties surrounding the presented scenario. The purpose of building a scenario is not only to pinpoint future events but also to highlight the uncertainties that may propel the future in different directions.

Interstellar travel and colonization requires a civilization in which human beings see themselves as inhabitants of a single planet and in which global governance of these processes is conducted on a cooperative basis. The key question is, then, whether our present civilization is ready for such an endeavor, reflecting the fact that the critical uncertainties are political and cultural in nature.

It is written in such a way as to allow the non-professional reader to become part of the debate on the future of space programs.

  • Paperback: 109 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (April 10, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 8847053366
  • ISBN-13: 978-8847053366

mode1charlie
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posted 05-01-2013 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$42 for a 100 page book is asking a lot.

dom
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posted 05-02-2013 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe that's their scenario for financing...

cspg
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posted 05-02-2013 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would have started by writing a book titled "A Scenario for Interplanetary Exploration and its Financing" but that's just me...

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