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FAA extends comment period for SpaceX Starship/Superheavy environmental reassessment

Capitalism in space: The FAA today announced that it has extended the comment period for its environmental reassessment of SpaceX’s operations at Boca Chica, Texas two weeks until November 1st.

From the email announcement:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received requests for an extension of the public comment period for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy Launch Vehicle Program at the SpaceX Boca Chica Launch Site in Cameron County, Texas (Draft PEA). In consideration of these requests, the FAA is extending the public comment period.

The agency has also changed the dates for the two public hearings it will hold to October 18 and October 20. It will announce more information on those hearings on October 15th.

Conscious Choice cover

Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!


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.


All editions are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all book vendors, with the ebook priced at $5.99 before discount. The ebook can also be purchased direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit, in which case you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


Autographed printed copies are also available at discount directly from me (hardback $24.95; paperback $14.95; Shipping cost for either: $5.00). Just email me at zimmerman @ nasw dot org.


  • Questioner

    Can someone explain to me what this leftist is actually trying to tell us about Musk’s futurism with this video?

    “The Fake Futurism of Elon Musk”

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    ABC News In-depth

    “Inside SpaceX’s Mission to Send Humans into Deep Space”

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    I really can’t understand why Elon Musk bothered with such a shrill and vulgar woman in the first place. Well that seems over. After he has more than fulfilled his biological task with six children and has sexually let off steam with a number of women, he should – as a 50-year-old man – sublimate his remaining sexual energy like a monk and use it as a power base in the service of his self-chosen task: Conquest of Mars (but please without the participation of the left). He can shoot the latter on the moon (as we say here).

  • sippin_bourbon


    So she was just “seen” doing this, as the article says.

    Yeah, that does not looked staged at all. Esp the outfit that looks like something from a b-movie.

    As for the other persons call for him to curb his sexual appetite. I really do not think it is our business.
    That is one thing about pop culture and “entertainment news” that I really dislike.
    All the things those people do, and who they are doing it with are none of my business, and I really do not care.
    I hate that news agencies practically ram that stuff down our throats expecting us to care.

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