Air University Press release: The Better Mind of Space

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In The Better Mind of Space, Maj. Matthew L. Lohmeier, explores space and space culture from two distinct perspectives: traditional and emergent. The former has shaped the current military space culture.

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The traditional mind of space believes that air and space are indivisible and are limited to the area from the surface of the Earth to geosynchronous Earth orbit. This mind, Lohmeier argues, can limit the effectiveness of the Air Force and the now-formed Space Force. The emergent mind of space is one that understands the delineation between air and space and views the domain of the military as reaching as far as the moon. This mind, the author says, should be adopted by all space professionals to aid the joint fight and establish U.S. interests in an ever-expanding military and geopolitical landscape.

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