La Terre et l’Espace: Rockets, Prisons, Protests and Heritage in Australia and French Guiana

@article{Gorman2007LaTE,
  title={La Terre et l’Espace: Rockets, Prisons, Protests and Heritage in Australia and French Guiana},
  author={Alice Claire Gorman},
  journal={Archaeologies},
  year={2007},
  volume={3},
  pages={153-168}
}
  • A. Gorman
  • Published 30 May 2007
  • Geography
  • Archaeologies
Space technology is often represented as global, modern and placeless. But one of the earliest forms of space site, the rocket range, tends to be located in places of a very specific kind: remote and seemingly empty colonies. Because of their distance from the metropole, these places also lend themselves to hosting prisons, detention camps, military installations, nuclear weapons, and nuclear waste. All of these establishments, including rocket ranges, have inspired reactions of protest. These… 
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