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Pioneer Astronautics is a hands-on research and development company dedicated to inventing and proving new technologies to advance humanity's reach into space and to improve life on Earth.

Since our founding in January 1996, Pioneer's innovative team has proven successful in demonstrating a series of dramatic innovations that have the potential to open up radical new capabilities for space exploration systems. Our areas of research have included new methods of rocket propulsion, systems for manufacturing rocket fuel and oxygen on Mars, spacesuit breathing systems, solar sails, magnetic sails, Mars balloon systems, and robotic Mars rocket hoppers. Our customers have included NASA's Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Kennedy Space Center, Jet Propulsion Lab, the NASA Institute of Advance Concepts, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, and the United States Air Force Phillips Lab.

Located in Lakewood Colorado, Pioneer has extensive capabilities for rapid prototyping and investigation of innovative technical concepts.

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The Case for Mars (2011 Edition) : by Robert Zubrin

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