Whilst space ships must enter the earth's atmosphere at an angle of 33 degrees to avoid burn-out, the Association of Autonomous Astronauts desires only to leave this society behind. At 00.33 hrs on April 23rd 1996, on the first anniversary of the official launch of both our independent space exploration program and our Five Year Plan for establishing a world-wide network of local, community-based groups dedicated to building their own space ships, the Association of Autonomous Astronauts declares Information War against state controlled and government funded space agencies throughout the universe.
Apathy regarding space travel is now historically manufactured by the control and regulation of information relating to the forms and content of human space exploration. The technological elites attempt to inscribe on the landscape of our memories their own rupture with the history of space travel: their motto could be 'You will be going nowhere. You can only sit back and watch as we are the ones who will travel through the stars'. The Information War declared by the Association of Autonomous Astronauts will liberate history and demonstrate what has always been known by those who will attempt the impossible to achieve the absurd.
The Information War declared by the Association of Autonomous Astronauts threatens the twilight world of the technological elites. This Information War effort is the force which can create new concepts of space and of space travel. This Information War effort is also the critique of the current state, military and corporate monopoly of space exploration through which individuals and communities have to create places and events suitable for the seizure of, not just their own dreams of space travel, but also the appropriation of the entire history of human space exploration.
The greatest evolutionary idea concerning space travel is not itself technological. It is the decision to reconstruct current attitudes to space travel in accordance with the needs of Autonomous Astronauts and a world-wide network of local, community-based groups dedicated to building their own space ships. The autonomy of space travel can be discovered, thus bringing the realisation of life understood as space exploration, which contains its entire meaning within itself.
DEATH TO GOVERNMENT SPACE AGENCIES EVERYWHERE.
ALL POWER TO THE ASSOCIATION OF AUTONOMOUS ASTRONAUTS!