Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your
subscribership at the Academy of International Business at Michigan State
University at your earliest convenience:

*There is a strong international business aspect to this Call.*

Additional information:

EditorsBryan 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: April 15, 2017
Full Chapters Due: July 31, 2017
Submission Date: November 30, 2017
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.

ObjectiveThe 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 AudienceThe 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 TopicsInternational Business in Space Exploration
Space Missions
Space Imaging
Branches and Future of Space Exploration
Space Flight
Apollo Program
Extrasolar Planets
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 ProcedureResearchers and practitioners are invited to submit on
or before April 15, 2017. Authors will be notified by April 30, 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
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. 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.

PublisherThis 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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important DatesCall For Proposals: *April 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*

InquiriesBryan Christiansen at [log in to unmask]

Editorial Board Members

• Guneshwar Thangjam, Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research,
• Rajesh V.J., Indian Institute of Space & Technology, India
• Brett Morris, Lewis-Clark State College, USA
• Sundaram Arivazhagan, Ghandigram Rural Institute, India
• Cheryl Cordeiro, University of Gothenberg, Sweden
• Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
• Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University, USA
• Ramdayal Singh, Indian Space Research Organization, India
• Wiboon Kittilaksanawong, Saitama University, Japan
• Rituparna Das, National Law University, India
• Efe Efeoğlu, Adana Science and Technology University, Turkey
• Richard Ulrich, University of Arkansas, USA
• Mika Westerlund, Carleton University, Canada
• Marianne Greenfield, Argosy University, USA
• Irina Sysoeva, Independent Researcher, Russia
• Prabhjot Kaur, Indian Space Research Organization, India


Bryan Christiansen, PhD
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New York, New York  10028  USA
Tel: (212) 439-6104


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