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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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Boeing is considering building a civilian version of the X-37B mini-shuttle.

The competition heats up: Boeing is considering building a civilian version of the X-37B mini-shuttle.

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2 comments

  • wodun

    It is interesting that they can add external storage to the X-37b. I wonder how it would compare to other cargo delivery systems?

    It has been doing such a good job, scaling up for crew seems like a good idea especially if it could stay equally long in orbit. Great lifeboat possibility.

    Seven people seems like such a small number. I wonder what is the maximum size vehicle they could put on existing EELVs that would carry the maximum amount of people. More seats might possibly lower the cost per seat.

  • Pzatchok

    Well that is one way to quickly come up with a passenger ship.

    Use an already proven and existing design. I wonder who could have thought of that idea?

    But as an emergency rescue vehicle. Its not a good idea. It costs far to much to permanently park on the station. One of the dragon capsules or one of the Russian ships would be a far better choice.
    Using one of these reusable ships as a rescue craft would be like using a Lamborghini as a taxi.

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