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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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SpaceX to land both Falcon Heavy first stages and Dragon at Cape Canaveral

An environmental report, prepared by SpaceX, describes in detail their plans to build landing facilities for their Dragon capsule as well as two more landing pads to facilitate the vertical landing of all three Falcon Heavy first stages at Launch Complex 13 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

It is not clear when this work will go forward, though I suspect it will not be too far in the future.

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6 comments

  • C Cecil

    Can you imagine the trio of sonic booms when the boosters come back to land? The locals are going to be in for some real noise. I grew up northwest of Selfridge air base in Michigan, 1960s era, and I remember their fighters breaking the sound barrier. Our dog would pee all over the floor.

  • Frank

    Growing up on the Navel Weapons Center at China Lake, CA, I was accustomed to sonic booms. Later, hearing the Space Shuttle booms while landing at Edwards AFB brought back memories. To me they are the sound of pioneering aviation and space flight.

  • Frank

    Typo. Should be Naval Weapons Center.

  • LocalFluff

    @Frank, I thought you meant the governmental navel-gazing research department.

  • Frank

    Haha. I didn’t want to leave that one uncorrected @Local!

  • wayne

    Good stuff.

    Frank– Is China Lake, Area-51? (or is that Groom Lake?)

    referencing the navel-gazing, I can’t resist;

    Don Draper teaches the world to sing…
    https://youtu.be/Exf63KPXF6w?t=99

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