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Alternative space futures and the human condition

Unispace 82 international round table : proceedings of the international round table organized by the Second United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Unispace 82) with the financial assistance of the government of Japan, and held in New York, 8-10 March 1982


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Published by Published for the United Nations by Pergamon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

  • Outer space -- Exploration -- Congresses.,
  • Astronautics -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p173-175.

    Statementedited by Kiran Karnik.
    ContributionsKarnik, Kiran., United Nations.
    LC ClassificationsTL790
    The Physical Object
    Pagination175p. ;
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20967602M
    ISBN 100080299695

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