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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September 23, 2020 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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One comment

  • Richard M

    There’s no question that anti-Trump animus is a major part of the opposition on display here. The 2024 date is viewed by Democrats as a Trump vanity project. But that said, this was a Senate hearing – the GOP controls the Senate – and even Moran was playing skeptic, drilling into ways the cost could be pared down. That is consistent with earlier Senate action this year, which was willing to provide some modest funding for landing systems, but nowhere near what the administration had asked for. I think tha even with Republican control of the House, NASA would still only get a fraction of what it is asking for (thought it would be more than it is likely to receive now, I presume).

    Whereas, as Eric Berger observed on Twitter this morning, virtually all questions Bridenstine got were parochial in nature. Translated: “How about this NASA thing in my state?” Some things, it seems never change, alas.

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