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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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Yutu-2 and Chang’e-4 complete 17th lunar day on Moon

According to China’s state-run propaganda news agency, Yutu-2 and Chang’e-4 have successfully completed their 17th lunar day on the far side of the Moon, and have been put into sleep mode for the coming long lunar night.

Yutu-2 apparently traveled another 23 meters (about 75 feet) to the northwest.

Other than that single tidbit, the news report is nothing more than garbage Chinese propaganda, some of which is merely cut and pasted from earlier reports.

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3 comments

  • Ray Van Dune

    This stay on the Moon is an excellent demonstration of the ability to function for an extended time in a harsh environment, such as Mars. The challenge of operating out of direct radio line of sight is also relevant experience for Mars.

    Slightly OT, but I have been unable to find any current info on Long March 5b launch plans. Isn’t the next launch attempt coming up soon?

  • Ray Van Dune: I posted on the Long March 5B launch schedule yesterday. See: Long March 5B moved to launchpad

  • Ray Van Dune

    Thanks, I had seen that on LM5b, but forgot where! Is there a site you can recommend that covers Chinese launches in depth? I am thinking about a possible connection between the -5b and COVID-19 that I won’t mention yet, but who knows, maybe later?

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