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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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Solid gold Lunar Module replica sells for $149K

In an auction of space memorabilia on Friday a solid gold replica of an Apollo Lunar Module sold for more than $149K.

It appears that the market for space memorabilia is hot right now.

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One comment

  • wayne

    “Produced by the legendary jewelry company Cartier, three of these stunning solid gold models of the Lunar Module were commissioned by the French newspaper Le Figaro and presented to the Apollo 11 astronauts during their post-flight visit to Paris in October 1969.
    The newspaper asked its readers to contribute to the cost of producing them, and donations poured in from around the nation—10 francs, 20 francs, or whatever they could afford. The astronauts’ visit to Paris came as part of their ‘Giant Step’ international goodwill tour, which brought them to 24 countries in 45 days. In the celebratory mania that ensued, one hundred million people turned out to see the crew who had performed man’s greatest triumph—a journey to the Moon and back. Intricately reproducing the iconic Lunar Module in solid gold and presented to one of the first men on the moon, this is a spectacular piece of the utmost rarity.”
    (“Cartier has expressed a willingness to restore this piece in their Paris facility at the buyer’s expense.”)

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