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.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

SpaceX accused of sexual harassment by same “Woke” venue that accused Blue Origin

SpaceX this week was accused of sexual harassment by one named former employee and several anonymous accusers, published in same venue that back in September had published similar anonymous accusations against Blue Origin.

No need to go into the details. The accusations are as light weight and as petty as those against Blue Origin, which the FAA dismissed last week as having no merit because the anonymous accusers refused to identify themselves while the only named accuser’s allegations were deemed meritless. From CNN’s report:

[I]nvestigators had to rely on current and former Blue Origin employees voluntarily coming forward to offer information. But “no technical experts have reached out to us or provided any specific documentation regarding the safety allegations.”

CNN of course spins this in favor of the accusers, claiming that they don’t have any legal whistle-blower protections. I say balderdash. If such people won’t go public, such accusations are worthless. Blue Origin has the right to be faced in public by its accusers.

All in all, the allegations against both companies reek of modern “woke” politics, aiming to smear and slander successful companies because some people are filled with leftist rage and hate and want to destroy anyone who doesn’t obey their every command. I expect the charges against SpaceX will evaporate as well because the anonymous accusers will also refuse to go public, while the actual accusations from the one person willing to go public read like the whining of a mentally unstable person (admitted to in her own statement) who simply can’t handle a modern competitive work environment where you are expected to perform.


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  • David Telford

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy… to be confronted with the witnesses against him;

    One can appreciate the need of tyrants to have concentrated all gov’t power, legislative, executive, and judicial, because this diffusion of responsibilities and limitations (negative rights) imposed by the written Constitution really get in the way. Of?

    Shake downs and extortions.
    Frivolous fits of mania and Activism.
    Gov’t graft.

    I must be in a mood.

  • Jeff Wright

    Spaceflight is such a male and penetrative act….oooh

  • pzatchok

    Attempted rule by social pressure.

  • wayne

    I read Ashley’s thing’, she’s what I would call “a piece of work.”
    I’d love to read her File and see what meds she’s on. (and if she keeps this up, we all just might get a chance!….)

    I imagine her Deposition will go something like this….

    Paranoid Personality Disorder (1951)
    National Film Board of Canada

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