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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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Ukraine and Nova Scotia to partner in spaceport deal

The new colonial movement: The Ukraine has agreed to be a partner in the building of a new spaceport in Nova Scotia.

It appears a Canadian company, Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has raised $10.5 million in investment capital to develop both the spaceport and a rocket it dubs Cyclone-4M. That company has also been negotiating with the Ukraine to buy engines from its two rocket engine manufacturers, Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash, for that rocket. As part of the negotiations, the Ukrainian government has agreed to provide funding to these two companies.

Both sides will hold further meetings in Canada on this partnership in November, including top Ukrainian government officials, Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Uruskyi, State Space Agency of Ukraine Administrator Vladimir Taftai, and Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

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3 comments

  • Mark

    This is a good model for countries that are part of the Artemis Accords to pool their resources and work on joint projects.

    Here are the 12 countries that are part of the Accords, and I listed them in order from high to low in regards to their present Space Tech capabilities based from what I’ve read here on BtB. Let me know if you would rank differently.

    * United States
    * Japan
    * Republic of Korea
    * United Kingdom
    * Italy
    * Canada
    * Ukraine
    * New Zealand
    * Australia
    * UAE
    * Brazil
    * Luxembourg

    Hopefully we’ll see India joining this year also.

  • Jeff Wright

    Cyclone…Tsyclon was the civilian name of the SS-9 Scarp…R-36…the first FOBs capable Titan II type rocket

  • Mark

    Bob – I have information on the Artemis Accords for your consideration which I posted as a comment to your ‘About’ section.

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