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Robert Zubrin’s new book Energy Victory

Energy Victory is available now! “In this compelling argument for a new direction in US energy policy, world-renowned engineer and best-selling author Robert Zubrin lays out a bold plan for breaking the economic stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on our country and the world.”

Article about the METAMARS project

In the March 2006 issue of NASA Tech Briefs (Vol.30 No.3) an article about the METAMARS project was listed, written by Anthony Muscatello, Robert Zubrin, and Mark Berggren. Muscatello, Anthony C., Robert Zubrin, and Mark Berggren. “Generating Aromatics From CO2 on Mars or Natural Gas on Earth.” NASA Tech Briefs Mar. 2006: Vol.30 No.3: 52

Case study for “The Startup”

In the March 2006 issue of Business 2.0 Pioneer Astronautics was listed as a case study for “The Startup” in propulsion sciences. Michael Behar, has case studies listed for: ‘Corporate Strategy’/’Space Networking’ :: Cisco Systems Headquarters:San Jose; Employees:39,262; 2005 Revenues:$24.8 billion R&D/Life Sciences :: Dynamac Headquarters:Rockville, MD; Employees:300; 2005 Revenues:$35million The Startup/Propulsion :: Pioneer Astronautics […]

Gas Hopper Airplane Press Release

Pioneer Astronautics has demonstrated a new technology for flying around Mars.

The new flight system is called a gashopper. The vehicle system works by acquiring CO2 from the Martian atmosphere with a pump (Mars atmosphere is 95% CO2) , storing it in liquid form, then sending it through a preheated pellet bed to turn it into hot rocket exhaust to produce thrust for a flight vehicle.