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January 4, 2017 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

Embedded below the fold. I began to talk very fast near the end, not because I am a New Yorker but because I feared we would soon be cut off. Listen and find out why.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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9 comments

  • Alex

    Off-topic: Dear Mr. Zimmerman, do you may make entry about importance of free-speech? Here is the first entry:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0OM4egCLBI

    Society is fragile ecosystem: Free Speech, Immigration, Islam – Douglas Murray in Stockholm 2016

  • Alex: As you know, I post regularly on the subject of free speech, focused very precisely on its fragile nature and on the increasing attacks against it in our society.

    I am unsure what you mean by “make entry.” Can you clarify?

  • Jake Cummings

    Mr. Zimmerman, I just wanted to thank you for sharing your brilliance on Coast to Coast AM this morning. I always thoroughly enjoy your conversations, expertise and willingness to question questions. Just thought you should know, you sir are very much appreciated……

  • Jake Cummings: Thank you for the kind words. I very much appreciate them. Though I must tell you, it would be better if you send them to George Noory and the people at C2C so as to encourage them to have me on more often. :)

  • Jake Cummings

    I will be sure to do so. Thank you again.

  • Just listened this morning on c2c, thank you for an enlightening talk. So optimistic and refreshing…. I have marked this page and will return

  • Alex

    Mr. Zimmerman:

    Just simple: Entry=Example (here as a youtube link)

  • Robert, I heard you for the first time on C2C last night and truly appreciated how you boiled-down complex subjects concisely and with clarity. Keep up the good work, your efforts are making a positive difference in our world ?

  • Alex Andrite

    Great subject Sir, and the Earth Mag field update is cool!
    Our poor Sol gets so little attention outside of SPF 50 at the beach.
    I enjoy your website and support you as I am able. Thank you again for your work.

    So, when do I turn my compass back ? It has been a faithful friend for so long.

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