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Can space exploration survive the end of the Cold War?

Murray, Bruce (2016) Can space exploration survive the end of the Cold War? Space Policy, 37 (3). pp. 184-189. ISSN 0265-9646. doi:10.1016/j.spacepol.2016.12.003.

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The first, heroic age of space exploration was driven by national rivalry between the USA and USSR. There have indeed been recent achievements, but as the Cold War ends the superpowers are turning their attention to domestic Issues and the prospect looms of a prolonged hiatus In apace exploration. The only way forward Is through International cooperation, but this will never happen without a serious Investment of political will. A well-planned, long-term strategy for the exploration of Mars could provide the necessary focus.

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Additional Information:© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. This is an edited version of a speech given to the International Astronautical Federation in Dresden, Germany, on 9 October 1990.
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Official Citation:Bruce Murray, Can space exploration survive the end of the Cold War?, Space Policy, Volume 37, Part 3, August 2016, Pages 184-189, ISSN 0265-9646, (
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