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September 16, 2022 Quick space links

Courtesy of BtB’s stringer Jay, who trolls Twitter so I don’t have to.

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.


  • Doubting Thomas

    Just got back from a 3 day “Space” vacation in Boca Chica. Beach road was open, so got to drive right by Starship 24 and Booster 7. Got to walk right up to the Rocket Garden. Visited the Rocket Ranch. Nice people. Got to see the observation outpost that I have seats reserved for first flight. It was a great visit. Then I went to the airport to go home.

    Brownsville TX airport (BRO) is a small airport with about 125 seats in ticketing area. Only 2 airlines serve BRO. ALL ticketing area waiting seats FILLED with illegal aliens carrying their ICE /Court paperwork in little red bags.

    Show the ticket agent your little paperwork and get a free ticket. Show the TSA officer your little paperwork and get admitted to the gate area without ID. Every one of the illegals had a cellphone. Each had an envelope with some number of crisp new $1, $5 and $10 bills. All dressed casually but well, almost all young adult males.

    United flight before us to Houston had what looked like all seats filled by illegal aliens. UAL ticket agent said I was wrong, only 97% filled with illegals. We were going home to Fort Worth. Our fight to DFW had 72 seats in coach. 64 illegal aliens on board to be dispersed through the metroplex. One of the crew told me as we were waiting for a bus that UA and AA get full price for each illegal ticket. They get more bucks from illegals than from me. This explains why AA was trying to get me to give up my two seats.

    I’m ready to immigrate to Mars Elon.

  • Dick Eagleson

    Good news about the Russkie ASAT debris. Thanks for that.

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