Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century

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In Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the ...

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Overview

In Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the need for more synergy and participation by the private sector. He not only provides a critical review of what is happening in the global space community, but offers specific strategies for lunar economic development. The author analyzes the human factors in contemporary and future space developments, especially relative to the deployment of people aloft. This user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies.

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"An excellently referenced compendium of the behavioral and social science issues related to the creation of a spacefaring civilization." ( David Brandt-Erichsen, National Space Society, January 2009)

"Harris discusses the need for a global space ethos, that is, that the fundamental character of global culture needs to embrace the concept of humans living and working beyond the Earth." (Jeff Foust, The Space Review, November 17, 2008)

"Space Enterprise … will be ‘a classic in the global space community, as well as a university textbook, and basis for an educational media project.’ … This book is a combination of future scenarios and the managerial, psychological, medical, legal, and political structures needed to deal with space colonization. … Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and all undergraduates interested in space studies." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)

“Harris, a behavioural psychologist and futurist, covers a lot of ground in this well-researched volume. … covering everything from learning from current spacefarers through to considerations of team performance, productivity, human/machine interfaces, and ergonomics and ecology. … A number of appendices make up the last part of the book, providing more thought on governance issues, lunar development … and lessons to be learned from today’s space entrepreneurs. … thought-provoking book, and will be of interest to anyone concerned with where humanity is going in space.” (Liftoff, Issue 260, November-December, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387776392
  • Publisher: Praxis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2008
  • Series: Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 620
  • Sales rank: 1,130,773
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

As a behavioral scientist, Dr. Harris’ career spans some sixty years devoted to human resource and organization development. A management psychologist, he has successfully assisted over 200 clients systems worldwide. For the past twenty-five years, he has concentrated on a specialization in space psychology, serving as a NASA consultant and Faculty Fellow, as well as Associate Fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A professional futurist, the focus of his leading-edge research and practice on human behavior has been leadership, change, communication, culture, and management.

Dr. Harris has authored or edited some forty-four published books, most recently Future Possibilities – Toward Human Emergence and Managing the Knowledge Culture. His classic volume, Managing Cultural Differences, is now in a seventh edition and used as a textbook in four hundred universities and colleges. As co-author of Multicultural Law Enforcement, this best-seller is in a third edition and widely used in criminal justice systems. Besides two prior editions of Living and Working in Space, he has also written a novel, Launch Out – a science-based scenario about private enterprise prospects in lunar industrialization. "Phil" has also written some 250 journal articles, wining eight times the journalism award of excellence from the Aviation/Space Writers Association. He has edited three professional journals, founding one entitled Space Governance. For the past ten years he was a member of the editorial board for The European Business Review where his articles also won a literary award for excellence.

In his multifaceted career, our author has been both a college and corporate vice president, lectured or taught at universities throughout the world. He has been recipient of numerous awards and grants, including from the U. S. Office of Naval Research and the U. S. State Department as a Fulbright Professor to India. A graduate of St. John’s (BBA) and Fordham (MS/Ph.D) Universities, Dr. Harris resides in La Jolla, California. He is listed in several biographical directories, including Who’s Who in America.

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Table of Contents

Toward a global space vision, ethos, and enterprise.- Human space exploration and settlement.- Space habitability and the environment.- Cultural implications of space enterprise.- High-performing spacefarers.- Orbital deployment systems and tourism.- Macrothinking in strategic space planning.- Macromanagement of space enterprise.- Challenges in offworld private enterprise.- Lunar enterprises and development.

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