The cultural landscape of interplanetary space

  title={The cultural landscape of interplanetary space},
  author={Alice Claire Gorman},
  journal={Journal of Social Archaeology},
  pages={107 - 85}
  • A. Gorman
  • Published 1 February 2005
  • Physics, Sociology
  • Journal of Social Archaeology
Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, interplanetary space has become filled with human material culture. A ‘spacescape’ now exists including terrestrial space sites like rocket ranges, satellites and space junk in Earth orbit and planetary landing sites. The significance of this material is usually understood within a ‘Space Race’ framework that emphasizes high technology and the Cold War rivalry between the USA and the USSR. However, appropriate management of the cultural heritage of space… 

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