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NYU Space Talks ⎪ Nina Klimburg-Witjes: 'Making the Ariane Rocket: European Integration and Europe's Future in Outer Space'
Since its first launch in 1979, the European Ariane rocket program has been heralded as a symbol of European integration. However, the rise of commercial companies like SpaceX and the increasing militarization of space have spurred profound debates about the future of the European launcher program – and the future of Europe in space more broadly. Mobilizing work in science and technology studies (STS) and the social studies of outer space (SSOS), this talk explores which kind of space futures are projected onto and realized through Ariane, how they relate to ideals and tensions of European integration, and to changing geopolitical dynamics in the New Space Age.

Dec 6, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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