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Dragon has returned safely to Earth after a month docked to ISS.

Dragon has returned safely to Earth after a month docked to ISS.

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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.  
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2 comments

  • mpthompson

    Bravo SpaceX. It seems to me that a preliminary step to utilizing Dragon for transport to the ISS would be to use it in a life boat capacity so that we can accommodate more than three residents at the ISS during normal crew rotations. I realize the issues are more complicated than adding six seats to the Dragon capsule, but the cost incremental has to be relatively small compared to the gain of more fully utilizing a resource we already sunk $100 billion into building.

  • geoffc

    Next Falcon9 launch set informally for May 27th looks like it won’t make that date. (They sound like a helium pressurization bottle burst in the stage). Waiting for more details still.

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