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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June 28, 2016 Zimmerman Space Show appearance

My two hour appearance on the Space Show with David Livingston is now available as a podcast and can be downloaded here.

I spent the first half hour outlining the general conclusions drawn by me in writing my policy paper, Exploring Space in the 21st Century, for the Washington think tank, the Center for New American Security. I then spent most of the rest of the show discussing and debating my conclusions with various callers. If you want to get a taste of what that policy paper will say, you should definitely listen to this podcast.

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2 comments

  • Frank

    Enjoyed and was educated listening to this Space Show podcast on your policy paper. Seems well grounded in historical evidence and common sense. Well done Bob.

    I’m curious what, if any, early political pushback you are hearing from the pork minded legislators who ultimately control the purse strings and who’s agenda you are shining a light on.

  • Frank: No serious pushback, but the policy paper has not yet been published. I expect things to change when it is released and distributed throughout Washington by the think tank. Things should thus get entertaining come September.

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