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martedì 19 luglio 2016

# n-arch: the future fieldwork of Archaeology: 'Spacejunk'

<< The grand tour of the future (..) might take place off the Earth entirely, involving a tour of derelict satellites and abandoned spacecraft, those ruined cathedrals of the sky. >>

<< (..) these abandoned satellites and other spacecraft will likely be preserved in situ, still actively orbiting the planet or even circling a Jovian moon >>

<< In this vision of what Barclay and Brooks describe as “the future of museums beyond the atmosphere,” tomorrow's grand tourists will come face-to-hull with ancient spacecraft, the way economically privileged Europeans once visited Notre Dame or the Colosseum. >>

Geoff Manaugh. The Future of Archaeology Is 'Spacejunk'. Jun 28, 2016

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/grand-tour-of-the-future/488909/

more:

Randall C. Brooks, Robert Barclay.  "In Situ Preservation of Historic Spacecraft”. In: Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage. Publ.: June 26, 2009. Online Date : June 15, 2010. DOI : 10.1201/9781420084320-c37. Pages : 679-700.

http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/abs/10.1201/9781420084320-c37

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