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The stars have always called us, but only since the 1960s have we been able to respond by travelling in space. This book explores the human side of spaceflight: why people are willing to brave danger and hardship to go into space; how human culture has shaped past and present missions; and the effects of space travel on health and well-being. A comprehensive treatment of its subject, this book combines statistical studies, rich case histories, and anecdotal detail as it investigates the phenomenon of humans in space - from ...

Spacefaring: The Human Dimension 2002, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520236776

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Spacefaring: The Human Dimension 2001, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520224537