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October 4, 2022 Quick space links

 

 

 

  • Iran completes suborbital rocket test launch
  • According to the state-run press, the rocket, dubbed Saman, tested an “orbital transmission system and … its capability to change the orbit of satellites in near-space conditions.”

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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2 comments

  • GaryMike

    “China to develop nine new rocket engines by 2028”

    There are infrequent times that I think China steals things from us because the rest of us steal from everyone else, them too.

    Then I remember that China is older than most all the ages of the current world’s countries combined.

    What a role model.

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  • Ray Van Dune

    For one astronaut’s take on Sally Ride, read “Riding Rockets” by Mike Mullane. A hell of a good book about the real “right stuff”. Safe to say he would prefer a spacecraft named after Judith Resnick.

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