Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit.

The purchase of land by SpaceX in the Brownsville, Texas area reveals the name the company is considering giving is spaceport there.

The purchase of land by SpaceX in the Brownsville, Texas area might have revealed the name the company is considering giving to its spaceport there.

It appears they have combined the various plots of land that they have purchased and named that development “Mars Crossing.”

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  • Cotour

    Here’s another good one for you NASA nerds, what am I looking at and who’s technology is it?

  • wade

    Indeed. That appears to be “money spent”in appearance. And to add, the aimed goal of SpaceX is to propel a manned craft to Mars with a possible landing on a Martian moon and/or the planets surface itself. The Falcon Heavy Lift is more than capable of such a feat, if not without multiple launches. The achievements of SpaceX are accelerating and once the booster and followed by the Dragon capsule are Man Rated, then it IS look out World and Here we come.

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