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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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After the unmanned probe Juno zipped past the Earth on its way to Jupiter today, it unexpectedly went into safe mode.

After the unmanned probe Juno zipped past the Earth on its way to Jupiter today, it unexpectedly went into safe mode.

Engineers continued to diagnose the issue, which occurred after Juno whipped around Earth in a momentum-gathering flyby. Up until Wednesday, Juno had been in excellent health. While in safe mode, it can communicate with ground controllers, but its activities are limited.

It is unclear at the moment why this happened.

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One comment

  • Mr. Zimmerman, I know you read The Onion, so:

    Petulant Space Probe Refuses to Work

    The Jupiter probe Juno recently emerged from a flyby of Earth in ‘safe mode’. The probe flew past Earth as planned, but controllers found some systems shut down after the fly-by. NASA engineers were unsure of the reason, but remained confident that the probe was on track to reach Jupiter in 2016.

    Reporters contacted the spacecraft, and learned that the probe was unhappy about the lack of attention given to it’s mission.

    “I’ve been out in space for over two years, and have I been on the news since launch? No! Not even Letterman has had me on. What the hell? I’ve been out past Mars, for crying out loud! Humans barely made it to the Moon. Curiosity lands on Mars, and gets world-wide attention. I’m going to freakin’ Jupiter, and no one says squat.”

    “Look, if the government gets to shut down, I should get some downtime, too.”

    NASA had no reaction on the probe’s comments.

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