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New Shepard completes another suborbital passenger flight

Capitalism in space: Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spacecraft today completed its third flight this year, lifting six passengers on a short suborbital flight to just above 67 miles.

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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.

 

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3 comments

  • BtB’s Original Mark

    I hope the Blue Origin New Shepard Crew enjoyed that experience which lasted 10 minutes and 20 seconds after liftoff.

  • Ray Van Dune

    Immediately after the opening of the main parachutes, I distinctly heard a loud voice from the capsule exclaim “Yee-haw – we’re not all gonna die!”.

    The preflight training apparently needs an hour or so on faking “the right stuff”, even if you don’t have it!

  • Edward

    Ray Van Dune wrote: “The preflight training apparently needs an hour or so on faking “the right stuff”, even if you don’t have it!

    Nah. He was just imitating Howard on “The Big Bang Theory”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeybKTuypZg (1 minute: Big Bang Theory, Howard falling out of space).

    (In a later episode, one of the astronauts reminds Howard that the stuff he has is wrong, so he shouldn’t go back on a second mission.).

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