Publications

Co-author, P. Ehrenfreund et al, Toward a global space exploration program: a stepping-stone approach, Advances in Space Research 49: 2-48, 2012. (This paper is an abbreviated version of a report produced by the Panel on Exploration, Committee on Space Research, of which I am a member. My contribution to the report addressed communication strategy and planning.)

“Book Review: The Eerie Silence: Renewing our Search for Alien Intelligence,” Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly 18: 1, 2011.

“Women in aerospace: great progress, far to go” (op-ed), Space News, March 28, 2011, p. 19.

Media, citizens, and space exploration: conquest and exploitation or discovery and understanding?, pp. 199-209, in S.M. Hoover and M.M. Emerich, Eds., Media, Spiritualities, and Social Change, Continuum, New York, 2011.

“‘Grand questions’ in space exploration generate great stories: the challenge is how to tell them” (op-ed), Space News, November 30, 2010.

“A call for proactive xenoarchaeological guidelines: a response to Ben McGee,” Space Policy, available online January 28, 2011.

“Should we care about other planets?”, The Space Review, July 14, 2010 (www.thespacereview.com).

“A global space exploration enterprise: an idea whose time has come,” Space News, July 7, 2010 (guest blog post, online).

Contributor, Sage Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication, Sage, 2010.

(With P. Ehrenfreund and N. Peter), “Building long-term constituencies for space exploration: The challenge of raising public awareness and engagement in the United States and Europe,” Acta Astronautica, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2010.03.002.

“50 years of NASA and the public: What NASA? What publics?”, pp. 151-182 in Steven J. Dick, Ed., NASA’s First 50 Years: Historical Perspectives, NASA History Division (NASA SP-2010-4704), 2010.

(With P. Stabekis) “Planetary protection,” Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia, Stephen Johnson, Ed., ABC-CLIO, Oxford, U.K., 2010.

“Happy anniversary! 50 years of exobiology and astrobiology at NASA,” Space Times (American Astronautical Society), March-April 2010.

Book review, “Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space,” Space Policy 23, 2007.

“Ideology, advocacy, and space flight – evolution of a cultural narrative,” Chapter 25 in Steven J. Dick and Roger D. Launius, Eds., Societal Impact of Space Flight (SP-200-4801), NASA History Division, Washington, DC, 2007.

“How shall we live in space? Culture, law and ethics in space-faring society,” Space Policy 22, Fall 2006.

“Exploration for the masses? Or joyrides for the ultra-rich? Prospects for space tourism,” Space Policy 22, Summer 2006.

“To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Culture, Law and Ethics in Space-Faring Societies,” Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society (special issue), 2006.

“Conference on Communicating Astronomy with the Public: taking action,”Advances in Space Research 38, 2232-2236, 2006.

“Public communication strategy for NASA’s planetary protection program: expanding the dialogue,” Advances in Space Research 38, 2225-2231, 2006

L.Billings and P. Stabekis (January 2006), “Planetary protection.” In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [doi:10.1038/npg.els.0006101].

(With J. Rummel), “Planetary protection,” Stephen Johnson, Ed., Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia, Stephen Johnson, Ed., ABC-CLIO, Oxford, U.K., 2007.

“Conference on Communicating Astronomy with the Public: taking action,”Advances in Space Research 38, 2232-2236, 2006.

“Public communication strategy for NASA’s planetary protection program: expanding the dialogue,” Advances in Space Research 38, 2225-2231, 2006.

L.Billings and P. Stabekis (January 2006), “Planetary protection.” In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [doi:10.1038/npg.els.0006101].

(With J. Rummel) “Issues in planetary protection: policy, protocol, and implementation,” Space Policy 20, 49-54, 2004.

(With J. Rummel) “All of the planets, all of the time: planetary protection at NASA,” Space Times (American Astronautical Society), January/February 2004, pp. 12-15.

Contributing author, First Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, New American Library, 1990 (Ben Bova, ed.).

“Space station is good for more than star-gazing,” Chicago Tribune, Oct. 8, 1998.

“Frontier days in space: are they over?”, Space Policy, September 1997.

“Aim for Exploration, Not Exploitation,” Space News, October 1996.

“Real Time: Pre-Life Sciences,” The Washington Post Magazine, August 11, 1996.

“From the Observatory to Capitol Hill,” First Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, B. Bova and B. Preiss, Eds., New American Library, 1990.


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