Conscious Choice cover

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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Astra rocket aborts at launch today

Capitalism in space: In attempting its first orbital launch today, Astra’s rocket aborted at T-0 seconds, its engines cutting off before the rocket left the ground.

It appears the issue was in the guidance system. The company is investigating and says it still could try again as early as two days from now.

I have embedded the replay live stream below, cued to T-10 seconds.

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One comment

  • Max

    The good news is it didn’t blow up, hopefully the issue is easy to fix like wiggling the wires to get a better connection.
    Been listening to too many double speak politicians practicing CYA with no backbone to address the real issue. (Or do anything patriotic about it) Only finger-pointing.

    It was refreshing to watch a hands-on billionaire discussing real issues on his Rockets and the engineering solutions that they will be trying. Elon musk conducting tour through his star base, while nursing a bad back, answering questions without a script. (I like what they’re naming the “zero stage”)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SA8ZBJWo73E&feature=emb_rel_pause&noapp=1

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