In September 2006 I posted about NASA’s conference on the societal impact of spaceflight — when I found it, it was just concluded. I inquired about the results of the conference being published, and they assured me they would be… and here it is!
Societal Impact of Spaceflight (NASA SP-2007-4801) by Steven J. Dick and Roger D. Launius. The purpose of this volume is to examine the effects of spaceflight on society through scholarly research, making use especially of the tools of the historian and the broader social sciences and humanities. Has the Space Age indeed had a significant effect on society? If so, what are those influences? What do we mean by an “impact” on society? And what parts of society? Conversely, has society had any effect on spaceflight? What would be different had there been no Space Age? To order please contact the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information, 7121 Standard Drive, Hanover, MD 21076, 301-621-0390, email@example.com. Online Order Form: https://www.sti.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/ordersti.pl . The Document ID is 20080007234 and the price code is EA5 (Within U.S. $25.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling: Outside U.S. $50.00 plus $17.00 S&H).
I’m very excited to read this; grabbing the PDFs as we speak! :D