Wanted: man and woman for a historic voyage to Mars and back. Married couple preferred.
When millionaire space pioneer Dennis Tito makes plans, they are definitely big ones. The 72-year old Tito has already made history by becoming the first commercial space tourist in 2001 when he paid the Russian government $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station. Now he has unveiled an even more grandiose scheme by announcing a planned trip to Mars in 2018 when planetary alignment is favourable. “We have not sent humans beyond the moon in more than 40 years,” Mr Tito said in a press conference announcing the planned mission. “I’ve been waiting, and a lot of people my age, have been waiting. And I think it’s time to put an end to that lapse."
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