The Archaeology of Space Exploration

  title={The Archaeology of Space Exploration},
  author={Alice Claire Gorman},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={132 - 145}
  • A. Gorman
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • History
  • The Sociological Review
Since the Second World War, the exploration and commercial development of space have created an increasingly complex material record of places and objects. In 1947, four rocket ranges were established in Algeria, Australia, the USSR and the USA, the first generation of Cold War facilities where the production of missiles also created the capability of penetrating outer space. In 1957, the launch of Sputnik 1 heralded the beginning of the orbital age. In 1969, humans first set foot on the… 

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