IntroductionSpace 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.
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.
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.
International Business in Space Exploration
Branches and Future of Space Exploration
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
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
Psychology of Space Exploration
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.
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.
Call For Proposals: March 15, 2017
Full Chapter Submission: July 31, 2017
Double-blind Peer Review Process: August 1 - September 15, 2017
Final Chapter Revisions: November 30, 2017