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November 20, 2006 

4Frontiers Corporation Begins Generation II Mars Settlement Study,
Launches New Websites and Product Lines

Tampa, FL – The 4Frontiers Corporation today announces the beginning of a new round of intensive Mars settlement design. 4Frontiers has contracted thirty researchers, scientists and engineers in a broad array of technical and social science disciplines to further the company’s understanding of Mars settlement. The eight month project, called the Generation II Programming Study, will further refine and expand upon concepts established in an initial study completed in 2005. This work will investigate many aspects of an initial home for a dozen settlers on the Martian frontier. The Gen II study will also examine the broader issues related to a branch of human civilization on the red planet growing to more than 1000 people.

A key aspect of 4Frontiers business strategy is to engage the public, sharing much of the vision, the new technologies, and innovations which it develops, and translating public fascination into revenue-based support of the company’s space development research and business operations. A completely new corporate website is now available ( which provides the interested public with access to the company and its Mars experts. This newly expanded site will include periodic updates of company research and discoveries from its Mars settlement studies as well as in other business activities.

4Frontiers is also proud to today announce the launch of a new children’s website ( This site, which will be continuously expanded and enhanced with new features, provides a fun and interactive destination where children can learn about a family living in the early Mars settlement. The site features an exciting, real science based series of illustrated short stories which allow children to experience some of the excitement, hardship, and triumph of a family of settlers and their companions living in the Mars frontier. A resident robot helper, EMMA, both teaches the children about their new home and protects them from the dangers of their exciting but untamed world.

The new 4Frontiers website includes a webstore featuring both fun and educational products related to Mars and outer space. The online store is available through both the corporate and children’s websites. 4Frontiers intends to expand upon and further develop current product lines on a continuing basis.

4Frontiers derives its name from the four current and upcoming space-based economic frontiers – Earth orbit, Mars, Moon and asteroids. The company is positioning to be a leader in emerging space commerce and that includes conveying related development and economic information to the public. In addition to the aforementioned activities, the company has completed a technical paper establishing an economic model describing the emerging space frontier economy. This paper will be published in an upcoming edition of the peer reviewed journal Futures Research Quarterly.

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Barbara Preslock – 4Frontiers Marketing Manager
P: 727.845.4011 F: 727.845.4113
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"There may be only a brief window of opportunity for space travel during which we will in principle have the capability to establish colonies (which could in turn establish further colonies). If we let that opportunity pass without taking advantage of it we will be doomed to remain on the Earth where we will eventually go extinct." - Richard Gott, "Implications of the Copernician Principle For Our Future Prospects," Nature, 1993
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