Toward a Global History of Spaceflight


The international Space Station from STS-130 in December 2010.

The international Space Station from STS-130 in December 2010.

My colleague, Asif Siddiqi of Fordham University, has been working on ideas of human spaceflight in the context of global history. While his thoughts are still formative, he has developed some for a this article: “Competing Technologies, National(ist) Narratives, and Universal Claims: Toward a Global History of Space Exploration.” I recommend these ideas to anyone with an interest. They may be accessed at:

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/tech/summary/v051/51.2.siddiqi.html

Comments are welcome.

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