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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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Court denies Blue Origin’s suit against NASA lunar lander contract award to SpaceX

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims yesterday denied Blue Origin’s suit against NASA’s lunar lander contract award to SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft.

NASA has immediately said it “will resume work with SpaceX under the Option A contract as soon as possible.”

I guess Blue Origin might have to consider the idea of actually building stuff now.


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  • Questioner

    It’s good that it continues. But for the radical left NASA the following seems to be the most important (taken from the statement): “… Through Artemis missions, NASA will lead the world in landing the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface, …”

  • William F

    Drat! Lex Luthor foiled again.

  • JohnB

    So when is king Bozo going in front of the Supreme Court?

  • Michael

    Questioner – I have long since come to the conclusion that you are correct and I have no doubt that the commander of the first Artemis mission to land on the moon will be a lady. It may also be a totally politically correct crew if they can swing it. I think it would be funny if the Lunar lander sent out was manned by a “Starship Specialist” who does not fit the narrative.

  • V-Man

    I just want to see a BE-4 work — is that too much to ask?

  • Jeff Wright

    Yes. Bezos was too busy shaking down Tom Hanks for a sub-orbital ride at Soyuz level prices. That divorce must have cratered him more than we thought.

  • Christopher Lopes

    “I just want to see a BE-4 work — is that too much to ask?”

    Unfortunately for you and ULA, yes it is.

  • BLSinSC

    Did they argue about the UNFAIRNESS of SpaceX being successful in their endeavors vs Blue Origins’ Penis Shaped Ship?? Shouldn’t the very fact of HAVING a penis shape take precedence over just a rocket? I’m rather surprised the Court didn’t allow them to access all the data and production facilities of Space X! You know, EQUITY!!

  • Questioner

    Here, Sandy Munro explains the fundamental difference between Elon Musk and the CEOs of other companies (including Jeff Bezos).

    It starts at minute 22 and 30 seconds into the video.

    “China is Coming: Observations from an Expert | In Depth”

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