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the cosma hypothesis:

Implications of the Overview Effect

In 1986, Frank White was working on his groundbreaking book, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, when he heard the late Tom Wolfe, author of The Right Stuff, say, “The country has never had a philosophy of space exploration.” This began a continuing quest to develop a deep understanding of why (and how) humans should explore the universe. The Cosma Hypothesis represents the culmination of White’s effort to develop a space philosophy…

The Year is 2211

…250 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human in orbit. Far enough away to be provocative but close enough to be tangible.


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