Team Prometheus is an organization of individuals promoting the exploration of space for the purpose of finding economical means of utilizing this environment to the benefit of all mankind. We believe there are economical means to achieve this.

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  • I know I am not a member of Team Prometheus I just wanted to hop in here for a second to say that I feel very Honored to have been the one to accept your group request.  I've heard of you and I'm a big fan!

    Best Wishes,

    Josh

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