A rather too loose general collection of overly condensed pieces by authorities on the significance and impact of SPACE on our environment. These are articles drawn from many sources and in the main excerpted or condensed for appearance here. Men such as Shapley, Clarke, Motz, Teller, Frankel, Ramo, Snow, Macleish, Boucher, Walkowicz, and others in various fields discuss the vastness and mystery of the cosmos; man's place in the Universe; impact of technology; man--and machine in space; economic implications; political-military significance. Though the contributors are an impressive group, there is just not enough here on any one subject to be more than a nibble. In the interest of saving space, the editors seem really to have lost SPACE, though there are individual articles of interest. Includes section on new words for a new age and a missile and space glossary.