posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 07:40 AM
From Space dot Com
A millionaire space tourist plans to make a major announcement today (Feb. 27) about launching a trip to Mars in 2018. American businessman Dennis
Tito paid about $20 million to visit the International Space Station in 2001 aboard a Russian spacecraft. Now, Tito is launching a new nonprofit
organization called the Inspiration Mars Foundation to plan another private trip to space.
Mods, I did a search and didn't find anything (but I'd almost swear I saw a thread the other day...hmmmm)
So later today we'll be learning the details of Tito's plans to do a private mission to Mars that is suppose to take advantage of a window of
opportunity that would allow a "there and back" mission of only 501 days.
The press conference will be held at 1pm EST. You can watch the announcement live at their web site:
So what do you all speculate? Manned mission? Robotic Mission?
And how do you all feel about it?
I've always felt personally that the only way we would get to Mars would be through international cooperation, or a very, very ambitious private
If it's a manned mission, it would be very exciting for me personally to see that.
Then again, this may just be hype to drum up funds....I guess we'll see at the announcement.
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