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The Reference Shelf: New Frontiers in Space

Table of Contents

Preface



1 Visions of Space



Space For Sale



Super Fast Travel Using Outer Space Could Be $20 Billion Market, Disrupting Airlines, UBS Predicts



Moon 2069: Lunar Tourism and Deep Space Launches a Century on from Apollo?



Soon, Hundreds of Tourists Will Go to Space: What Should We Call Them?



Space Tourism Could Have Big Impact on Climate



Space Tourism’s Rubbery Rockets May Spur Climate Change



China Plans a Solar Power Play in Space That NASA Abandoned Decades Ago



2019 Is the Year That Space Tourism Finally Becomes a Reality: No, Really



Space Solar Power: Limitless Clean Energy from Space



2 The Military in Space



In Defense of Space



The Moon’s Role in the New U.S. Space Force



Trump’s Space Force Gets the Final Frontier All Wrong



A Handshake in Space Changed US-Russia Relations: How Long Will It Last?



The U.S. Military Has Been in Space from the Beginning



Space Force or Space Corps?



Renewed Space Rivalry between Nations Ignores a Tradition of Cooperation



Trump’s Space Force Isn’t the Only Military Space Program: Here’s What China and Russia Are Up To



3 Legacy of the Space Race



Past and Future Missions



Apollo Was NASA’s Biggest Win—But Its Legacy Is Holding the Agency Back



Many People Still Believe the Moon Landing Was Fake: But Who’s Profiting?



Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on the Legacy of Apollo 11



“A Thrill Ran Through Me”: Your Memories of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing



The Mission That Changed Everything



Apollo 13: Lessons from the Successful Failure



4 NASA and the International Space Station



Space Futures



What’s Next for NASA?



What Space Stations Will Look Like in 2030



As NASA Aims for the Moon, an Aging Space Station Faces an Uncertain Future



How Americans See the Future of Space Exploration, 50 Years after the First Moon Landing



NASA Seeks to Break the “Tyranny of Launch” with In-Space Manufacturing



NASA Chooses Saturn’s Moon Titan as Its Next Destination



With Opportunity Lost, NASA Confronts the Tenuous Future of Mars Exploration



5 Space in Popular Culture



Aliens, Movies, and Fiction



Donald Trump’s Space Force Plans Analysed by a Sci-Fi Expert



The Science of Star Trek



Would Aliens Look Like Us?



More Than 1 Million People Have RSVP’d to “Storm Area 51” in the Name of Memes



Audacious & Outrageous: Space Elevators



Bibliography



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