Professor Evans Publishes New Book on Satellite Communications

Congratulations to Associate Professor Christine Evans, whose history of satellite communications, No Heavenly Bodies, has been published by MIT Press. Co-authored with Lars Lundgren, of Södertörn University in Stockholm, the book explores the role of Eastern Bloc nations in the development of global satellite networks. In contrast to much of the work on the Cold War’s technological rivalries, Evans and Lundgren reveal the surprising degree to which space-age communication systems were shaped by “significant overlaps, shared imaginaries, points of contact and exchange, and negotiated settlements” that bridged East and West. For more information, read about the book here.

No Heavenly Bodies book cover