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Title When China goes to the moon-- / Marco Aliberti.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2015.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 336 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in space policy, 1868-5307 ; volume 11
Studies in space policy ; volume 11.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 15, 2015)
Subject Space flight to the moon.
Astronautics -- China.
Astronautics and state -- China.
political science
space flight
research policy
Engineering (General)
Techniek (algemeen)
Contents Introduction -- China's space program: Why the moon?- China's way to the moon -- China and the moon: endogenous conditioning factors -- China, the moon and the world -- Europe and China in space: constraints, opportunities and options -- Epilogue.
Summary This book is about China's ambitions in its most complex and internationally visible space endeavor, namely its human space exploration programme. It provides a comprehensive reflection on Chinás strategic direction and objectives in space, including in particular those set forth in its human spaceflight programme, and analyses the key domestic and external factors affecting the country's presumed manned lunar ambitions. The objective of the book is to disentangle the opportunities and challenges Chinás space ambitions are creating for other spacefaring nations, and for Europe in particular. It therefore includes an in-depth analysis of possible European postures towards China in space exploration, and seeks to stimulate a debate on future space strategies in the broader context of world politics.
Other Title Printed edition: 9783319194721