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Counterfactual Histories of Moon Landing


The article is devoted to the analysis of chosen examples of counterfactual narratives which diverge from the typical alternative accounts of history written in the “what if” mode. It focuses on counterfactual representations of space flight and moon landing as crucial historical events of the 20th century. The point of departure for the text is provided by the New Historicist understanding of historical fact and historical event, with particular attention paid to Hayden White’s concept of metahistory. However, to identify the possible functions of the new counterfactuals, I go beyond the binary of past and present which lies at the core of White’s concept. To this end, I employ Jacques Derrida’s concept of artifactuality, which describes the process of the production of facts about current events. I apply this concept to analyse two examples of counterfactual films about space flight: the comedy Moonwalkers (dir. Alain Bardou-Jacquet, 2015) and a mockumentary First on the Moon (dir. Aleksey Fedorchenko, 2005). In these examples, I identify strategies of deconstruction of fact-making which Derrida recommended in his essay. In the concluding part, I introduce the third example of counterfactual narrative, which not so much deconstructs factuality but, rather, counteracts the process of cultural oblivion. In Hidden Figures (2016), Margo Lee Shetterly reconstructed the role that African-American women played in the space race, introducing them into the official historical narrative. In this case, I also compare the book with its cinematic rendition to argue that counterfactuals introduce a new model of thinking of collective relationship with the past.

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Salivary and Serum 8-Hydroxydeoxyguanosine Level in Simulated Microgravity

Product Malonaldehyde in Various Dental Diseases. World J Med Sci. 2006;1(2):100-101. Markin AA, Zhuravleva OA. Lipid peroxidation and anti-oxidant defense system in rats after a 14-day space flight in the "Space-2044" spacecraft. Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 1993;27:47-50. Markin AA, Popova IA, Vetrova EG, Zhuravleva OA, Balashov OI. Lipid peroxidation and activity of diagnostically significant enzymes in cosmonauts after flights of various durations. Aviakosm Ekolog Med. 1997;31:14-8. Markin AA

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Crew – Spacecraft – Environment Anthropotechnical System in View of Engineering Systems


The publication describes an example of the anthropotechnical system (crew-spacecraft-environment) in view of engineering systems, which enables to shape their dependability by simultaneously ensuring the safety of space flight operations and more economical operations. Further research on developing the anthropotechnical system should involve the implementation of the elements of artificial intelligence based on expert systems or artificial neural networks.

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Cosmic Ray Nucleonic Intensity in Low-Amplitude Days During the Passage of High-Speed Solar Wind Streams

. Mishra, Rajesh K. (2006). Ph. D. thesis, Rani Durgawati University Jabalpur (M. P.) INDIA. Kumar, S., Mishra, Rajesh, K., Mishra Rekha, A., & Dubey, S. K. (2005). 29th Int. Cosmic Ray Conf. Pune 2 69. King, J. (1983). Interplanetary Medium Data Book-Supplement 2, NSSD/WDC-A, Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, Maryland King, J. (1986a). Interplanetary Medium Data Book-Supplement 3, NSSD/WDC-A, Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, Maryland King, J. (1986b

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Solar Cycle Variation of Cosmic ray Intensity along with Interplanetary and Solar Wind Plasma Parameters

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Performance Evaluation of Irbene RT-16 Radio Telescope Receiving System

REFERENCES 1. Himwich, W. E. (1993). NVI, Inc./GSFC, Antenna Calibration Programs - VLBI Field System Documentation. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. 2. Himwich, W. E. (1993). NVI, Inc./GSFC, Pointing Model Derivation - VLBI Field System Documentation. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. 3. Kraus, A. (2013). MPIfR, Calibration of Single Dish Telescopes. ERATec Workshop, Bologna. 4. Kraus, A. (2007). MPIfR. Calibration of the Effelsberg 100m telescope. 5. Perley, R. A., & Butler B. J. (2013). An Accurate Flux Density Scale from 1 to

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SLR Technique Used For Description Of The Earth Elasticity

REFERENCES Altamimi Z, Collilieux X, Métivier L (2011) ITRF2008: an improved solution of the international terrestrial reference frame. Journal of Geodesy, Volume 85, Issue 8 Diamante J, Williamson M (1972) Error Models for Solid Earth and Ocean Tidal Effects in Satellite Systems Analysis. Wolf Research and Development Corporation, Contract No. NAS 5-11735 Mod 57 for Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, July 20, 1972 Eanes RJ, Schutz J, Tapley B (1983) Earth and Ocean Tide Effects on Lageos and Starlette, Proceedings of the Ninth

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Effect of Relative Velocity Between Rough Surfaces: Hydrodynamic Lubrication of Rotary Lip Seal

dimensional. - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 931, Greenbelt, MD 20771. [7] El Gadari M., Fatu A. and Hajjam M. (2016): Effect of grooved shaft on the rotary lip seal performance in transient condition: Elasto-hydrodynamic simulations. - Science Direct, Tribology International, vol.93, pp.411-418. [8] Gherca A. (2013): Modélisation de la lubrification des surfaces texturées : Application à la butée en régime hydrodynamique. - Sustained at POITIERS University.

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Peculiarity of Ultrastructure and 45Ca Methabolism of Osteoclasts in Conditions of Hind Limb Unloading and Microgravity

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Propulsion System Modelling for Multi-Satellite Missions Performed by Nanosatellites

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