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Space Pitches

InsSciDE’s Space work package focuses on Outer Space experiments performed by humans in orbit, showing how across history constraints and difficulties were overcome, and how transnational cooperation practices for space laboratories progressively gave birth to a European science diplomacy in Outer Space.

The pitches below articulate the subject-matter, background, aims and methodologies of each Space case study.

Space - all pitches:

InsSciDE Space Pitches






Space - individual pitches:

InsSciDE Pitch 8.1 - Space

Pitch 8.1 - Science diplomacy in the Cold War: a socio-historical study of French-Soviet cooperation in Space research,1960s-1970s



This pitch outlines how case study 8.1 provides a detailed socio-historical account of French-Soviet space cooperation, one of the founding experiences of French (and later European) science diplomacy, and offers a reflection on science diplomacy acting in a tense diplomatic climate.

InsSciDE Pitch 8.2a - Space

Pitch 8.2a - Space Racks Diplomacy for Earth: Orbital laboratories producing European Diplomacy for intercultural cooperation in the global Space competition




This pitch outlines how case study 8.2a looks at space racks as representing an international arena for a European diplomacy, conducing a historical analysis of who, why, and how space experiments have been organized and managed.

InsSciDE Pitch 8.2b - Space

Pitch 8.2b - Space Racks Diplomacy for Earth: Orbital laboratories producing European diplomacy for intercultural cooperation in the global Space competition




This pitch outlines how case study 8.2b explores the political and techno-scientific organisation of the science programme of European human spaceflights, from its pioneering French-Soviet roots in the 1970s to its institutionalization today.

InsSciDE Pitch 8.3 - Space

Pitch 8.3 - Strengthening Scientific Cooperation and Visibility of Europe Labs: The European Space Agency Council, the Space Council and Microgravity Labs




This pitch outlines how case study 8.3 examines the roles and practices of transdisciplinary experts as key actors in broad scientific and industrial integration and the construction of international scientific communities.