A pioneering space archaeologist explores artifacts left behind in space and on Earth, from moon dust to Elon Musk's red sports car. Alice Gorman is a space archaeologist: she examines the artifacts of human encounters with space.
Author: Alice Gorman
Publisher: MIT Press
A pioneering space archaeologist explores artifacts left behind in space and on Earth, from moon dust to Elon Musk's red sports car. Alice Gorman is a space archaeologist: she examines the artifacts of human encounters with space. These objects, left behind on Earth and in space, can be massive (dead satellites in eternal orbit) or tiny (discarded zip ties around a defunct space antenna). They can be bold (an American flag on the moon) or hopeful (messages from Earth sent into deep space). They raise interesting questions: Why did Elon Musk feel compelled to send a red Tesla into space? What accounts for the multiple rocket-themed playgrounds constructed after the Russians launched Sputnik? Gorman—affectionately known as “Dr Space Junk” —takes readers on a journey through the solar system and beyond, deploying space artifacts, historical explorations, and even the occasional cocktail recipe in search of the ways that we make space meaningful. Engaging and erudite, Gorman recounts her background as a (nonspace) archaeologist and how she became interested in space artifacts. She shows us her own piece of space junk: a fragment of the fuel tank insulation from Skylab, the NASA spacecraft that crash-landed in Western Australia in 1979. She explains that the conventional view of the space race as “the triumph of the white, male American astronaut” seems inadequate; what really interests her, she says, is how everyday people engage with space. To an archaeologist, objects from the past are significant because they remind us of what we might want to hold on to in the future.
Dr Space Junk vs the universe: Archaeology and the future. Cambridge MA: MIT
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Author: Melissa de Zwart
Publisher: Springer Nature
This edited book brings together a diverse range of chapters on space related topics. The authors included in this book are drawn from Australia and overseas, from academia, government, industry, civil society and the military. This book contains chapters that cover topics such as law, science, archaeology, defence, policy, and more, all with a focus on space. This edited collection is a timely international and interdisciplinary book, which addresses some of the contemporary issues facing activities in space and those attempting to understand, use and regulate the space domain. This edited book seeks to normalise the role of women as experts in the space sector, by not calling attention to the fact that all the authors are women – they are all experts in their respective fields who just happen to be women. Bringing together these contributions in this book in turn promotes the inclusion of diversity in the space sector. This edited collection is an opportunity to influence the development of the space industry – in terms of gender diversity, and diversity of disciplines and thinking – while it is in its formative stage, rather than trying to redress imbalances once they are entrenched in the industry.
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Author: Cornelius Holtorf
Category: Social Science
Cultural Heritage and the Future brings together an international group of scholars and experts to consider the relationship between cultural heritage and the future. Drawing on case studies from around the world, the contributing authors insist that cultural heritage and the future are intimately linked and that the development of futures thinking should be a priority for academics, students and those working in the wider professional heritage sector. Until recently, the future has never attracted substantial research and debate within heritage studies and heritage management, and this book addresses this gap by offering a balance of theoretical and empirical content that will stimulate multidisciplinary debate in the burgeoning field of critical heritage studies. Cultural Heritage and the Future questions the role of heritage in future making and will be of great relevance to academics and students working in the fields of museum and heritage studies, archaeology, anthropology, architecture, conservation studies, sociology, history and geography. Those working in the heritage professions will also find much to interest them within the pages of this book.
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Paperback. Space surveillance has confirmed the increasing number of large and useless objects orbiting the Earth. Of the known 7000 objects which have a minimum size of about ten centimeters in low Earth orbit and about one metre in the geostationary orbit, only about 6% are active satellites. Over 40% are fragments of breakups of rocket upper stages and satellites. The increasing amount of man-made objects in space as a result of space operation now gives cause for concern. Several independent analyses conclude that current practices in space will eventually lead to collisions between Earth orbiting objects. The forty papers presented in this volume comprise an overview of the current situation and also outline measures which could be taken to control the growth of debris.
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weigh several tonnes, and take many years of ... Cosmologists investigating the
structure of the universe do not really mind which directionatelescope is pointing,
since the ... It was Dr Borra's team that worked out how to coaxmercury
intoforming a film less than a millimetre thick. ... This is now the 17th-larg— est
telescope in the world and is used to track space debris—another application
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Asimov, Janet Asimov ... Dr. Douglas , 94 Snail fever , 185 Snails , 17 Snakes , 19
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Author: Isaac Asimov
More of Isaac Asimov's weekly science columns for the Los Angeles Times and those his wife, Janet, wrote during his illness and after his death in April 1992. The Asimovs discuss how close we are to producing life in a lab, the latest revelations about dinosaur extinction, recent startling sightings of planets and stars, if we can establish colonies on Mars, if computer intelligence can ever surpass human intelligence, and the gravest dangers to our environment. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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basic reason why the photopolymer materials werzel , Battelle Columbus
Laboratory , 505 ...
The great benefits nations derive from space science and an improved
understanding of the earth and the universe lend weight to the need to prevent
space weaponization . ... Notably , Dr . Sally Ride , the first American female in
space and current director of the University of California ' s ... M . 2002 , Detecting
, Tracking and Imaging Space Debris , European Space Agency Bulletin 109 ,
February , pp .
Whether we like it or not , an increasing volume of evidence suggests that we are
not alone in the universe . ... Participating in a symposium under the auspices of
the US space agency and the Boston University Department of Astronomy ... This
chemical can well be the debris left by collisions of more complex chemicals like
ammonia and formaldehyde , two of ... Quoting the con clusion of a British
scientist , Dr Duncan Lunan of Glasgow University , who systematically analysed
what is ...
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radiation of the Universe . small radio . ... national grid by converting treadmills ,
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U.R. Rao, who have made valuable contributions to space law and science in
India. ... countries, airspace- outer space boundary, GSO, DBS principles, remote
sensing, nuclear power sources, space debris and protection of the environment.
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Basis", looks at the "supra-national status" ... "The status now remains notional and contingent" upon discovery of any other intelligent life forms in the cosmos ...
Your Guide to Starhopping and Exploring the Universe Robert Burnham, Alan
Dyer, Robert A. Garfinkle, Martin George, Jeff Kanipe, David H. Levy Dr. John O'
Byrne. COOPERATIVE EFFORT The space shuttle approaches the proposed
International Space Station ( right ) . look at asteroid 253 Mathilde , but its
ultimate destination is 433 Eros , in 1999 . It will orbit and study Eros ' s surface ...
samples from an asteroid . SPACE JUNK : There are literally thousands of
artificial " satellites .
exploration, use and exploitation of the outer space and the resources therein
materially impede maximum gains, unless properly regulated. ... Lecture in Law,
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan, 12, LB
Block, Sector III, Salt ... debris update.html&edu=high (Accessed on 13 July 2007,
5:28 pm) "In 1978, Soviet Satellite Cosmos 954 fell on Canada's Northwest
Desc : Affiliated with Louis Pasteur University and National Institute of the
Science of the Universe . ... Dr. Dietrich Rex , Hd . Phone : 49 531 3917882 Fax :
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engineering ( including solar power generation , space debris , and satellite
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weighed only 200 pounds and fell and fragmented in the Leicestershire village of
Barwell nearly six years ago on Christmas Eve , 1965 . IX years ago , strange
lights in the Barwell was almost the answer to tory of our universe says Dr. Milk
sky heralded the explosive arrival a ... As Dr. M. space debris - the trouble is that
most alloy . puts it : " You must remember that of it burns up on contact with our ...
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