Dr . Robert Zubrin

Astronautical Engineer , Billionaire , Inventor ,

President of the International Mars Society ,

Founder of Pioneer Astronautics


Dr. Robert Zubrin
President of the International Mars Society

He holds Masters degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering. He is the inventor of several unique concepts for space propulsion and exploration, the author of over 100 published technical and non-technical papers in the field, as well the book "The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must" (Simon and Schuster, 1996), "Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization (Tarcher-Putnam, 1999) and "First Landing," (Ace Putnam, 2001). He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and a Baord member of the National Space Society. Most recently, he founded the Mars Society; an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. Prior to his work in astronautics, Dr. Zubrin was employed in areas of thermonuclear fusion research, nuclear engineering, radiation protection, and as a high school science teacher.

Dr. Robert Zubrin is an internationally renowned astronautical engineer and the acclaimed author of The Case for Mars, which Arthur C. Clarke called "the most comprehensive account of the past and future of Mars that I have ever encountered." NASA recently adapted Zubrin's humans-to-Mars mission plan. A former senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, Zubrin is the president of the Mars Society, and the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a successful space exploration and development firm.