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The Resource Heavenly ambitions : America's quest to dominate space, Joan Johnson-Freese

Heavenly ambitions : America's quest to dominate space, Joan Johnson-Freese

Label
Heavenly ambitions : America's quest to dominate space
Title
Heavenly ambitions
Title remainder
America's quest to dominate space
Statement of responsibility
Joan Johnson-Freese
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the popular imagination, space is the final frontier. Will that frontier be a wild west, or will it instead be treated as the oceans are: as a global commons, where commerce is allowed to flourish and no one country dominates? Today, nations are free to send missions to Mars or launch space stations. Space satellites have become vital to many of the activities that have become part of our daily lives - from weather forecasting to GPS and satellite radio." "The militaries of the United States and a host of other nations have also made space a critical arena - spy and communication satellites are essential to their operations. But beginning with the Reagan administration and its attempt to create a missile defense system to protect against attack by the Soviet Union, the U.S. military has decided that the United States should be the dominant power in space in order to protect civilian and defense assets." "In Heavenly Ambitions Joan Johnson-Freese draws from a myriad of sources to argue that the United States is on the wrong path: first, by politicizing the question of space threats and, second, by continuing to believe that military domination in space is the only way to protect U.S. interests in space."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson-Freese, Joan
Dewey number
629.4/10973
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U5
LC item number
J649 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronautics and state
  • Space race
  • Astronautics and state
  • Space race
  • United States
  • Raumfahrtpolitik
  • USA
  • Rymdfart
Label
Heavenly ambitions : America's quest to dominate space, Joan Johnson-Freese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space : the final Cold War frontier -- The evolution of U.S. space policy -- Space weapons : fact and fiction -- Strategic communications : what message is the United States trying to convey? -- Diplomacy and arms control : limits and opportunities -- Globalizing space
Control code
ocn290492922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780812222968
Lccn
2009001012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o290492922
  • (OCoLC)290492922
Label
Heavenly ambitions : America's quest to dominate space, Joan Johnson-Freese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Space : the final Cold War frontier -- The evolution of U.S. space policy -- Space weapons : fact and fiction -- Strategic communications : what message is the United States trying to convey? -- Diplomacy and arms control : limits and opportunities -- Globalizing space
Control code
ocn290492922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780812222968
Lccn
2009001012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o290492922
  • (OCoLC)290492922

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