VoloGen Industries and Astronautics was founded by British entrepreneur Neville Paulson in 2023. Even at a young age, Neville Paulson dreamed of exploring the cosmos, but due to injuries he incurred during a traumatic car crash which damaged his temporal lobe and left him partially immobilized, his plans to pursue astronautics came to a halt. Nevertheless, Neville Paulson remained determined to continue studying all aspects of aeronautical and astronomical sciences, but was also spurred by a new urge to learn more about biomedical engineering. Paulson's family and friends often stated that his ill-fated car accident was a blessing rather than a curse, since it gave him a newfound persistence in acquiring knowledge—some may even say, to the point of being obsessive. Paulson graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2014 with a Master of Science (MSc) in Aerodynamics and Aerostructures, and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Science in 2018. He later moved to the United States to teach at Baylor College of Medicine where he became director of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
Neville Paulson perceived a future where engineering could bridge the gap between multiple fields of science and be utilized to solve the world's major problems. In 2020, Paulson founded NPI Systems which specialized in the development and manufacturing of mechatronics as a means of treating injuries in medical care environments. Within a year, the demand for NPI Systems breakthrough automated treatment mechanisms skyrocketed and proved to be a highly lucrative endeavor for Paulson. As NPI Systems continued to grow, Paulson's role as the figurehead of the company gained more notoriety, and he was soon recognized worldwide as one of the leading pioneers of technological advancement.
Paulson's success with NPI Systems motivated him to gaze upon new frontiers. In 2023 he stepped down from his role as chairman of NPI Systems, declaring a need to expand his business practices into different sectors. In a public statement which surprised many, Paulson affirmed his desire to revitalize his original investment in aeronautic development and space exploration. With years of biomedical and mechatronic knowledge under his belt, Paulson hoped that his expertise combined with his positive public image could inspire the world to reach for new horizons. Within the same year, Paulson founded VoloGen Industries and Astronautics. During the next decade, Paulson elevated VoloGen Industries and Astronautics to heights never before achieved by any spacefaring organization. Paulson ensured that VoloGen Industries and Astronautics became the multinational leader in aerospace engineering and mechatronics, all the while harboring an aspiration to send humanity to Mars. When NASA was defunded in 2033, VoloGen Industries and Astronautics was primed to occupy the role that the former space agency had upheld for 75 years.