Dear Ma'am or Sir: Please distribute the following Call For Chapters throughout your subscribership at the Academy of International Business for the upcoming publication, *Handbook of Research on Contemporary Space Exploration*: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2626 *Please note there is an international business aspect to this Call For Chapters.* Further details: Editors Bryan Christiansen, PryMarke LLC (USA) Mamta Chauhan, Banasthali University (India) Sadegh Niroomand, Shiraz University of Technology (Iran) Pandian Vasant, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia) Call for Chapters *Proposals Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017* Full Chapters Due: July 31, 2017 Submission Date: November 30, 2017 Introduction Space exploration is the ongoing discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of continuously evolving and growing space technology. While the study of space is conducted primarily by astronomers with telescopes, the physical exploration of space is conducted both by unmanned robotic probes and human spaceflight. Although studies from earth using optical and radio telescopes have accumulated much data on the nature of celestial bodies, it was not until after World War II that the development of powerful rockets made direct space exploration a technological possibility. The first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, was launched by the USSR (now Russia) on Oct. 4, 1957,and spurred the dormant U.S. program into action, leading to an international competition popularly known as the "spacerace." Explorer I, the first American satellite, was launched on Jan. 31, 1958. Although earth-orbiting satellites have by far accounted for the great majority of launches in the space program, even more information on the moon, other planets, and the sun has been acquired by space probes. Objective The primary objective of this proposed publication is to provide a more holistic perspective of space exploration than is commonly found in other single-volume Reference books regarding this subject. The benefit to the target audiences below is self-evident in that it would not be necessary to locate different sources often dispersed in various literature. Target Audience The primary target audience for this publication are academics devoted to the study of space exploration and all of its related topics. The secondary audience are practitioners and others who have an interest in the subject matter. While having academic rigor, the book will be written in a way such that it can also be understood by non-academics and non-specialists who have the educational background to comprehend the importance of the proposed publication. Recommended Topics International Business in Space Exploration Space Missions Space Imaging Planets Geology Branches and Future of Space Exploration Space Flight Apollo Program Extrasolar Planets NASA Indian Space Research Organization European Space Agency Russian Federal Space Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency National Space Budgets Scientific Development for Space Benefits of Space Exploration Space Tourism Deep Space Robotic Exploration Interplanetary Travel Commercial Space Travel Space Exploration in a Changing International Environment Human Spaceflight and Exploration International Space Station Financing of Interstellar Exploration Social Foundations of Space Exploration Theoretical Physics Psychology of Space Exploration Primordial Space Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before *March 15, 2017*. Authors will be notified by March 31, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/ publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Psycholinguistics, Cognition in Language Processing. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager. Publisher This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018. Important Dates Call For Proposals: *March 15, 2017* Full Chapter Submission: *July 31, 2017* Double-blind Peer Review Process: *August 1 - September 15, 201*7 Final Chapter Revisions: *November 30, 2017* Regards, Bryan Christiansen Chairman GLOBAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, LLC 1202 Lexington Avenue New York, New York 10028 USA Tel: (212) 439-6104 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.