Tycoon planning a historic trip to Mars in 2018
New York, February 23, 2013
First Published: 00:41 IST(23/2/2013)
Last Updated: 00:43 IST(23/2/2013)
A multi-millionaire investment tycoon and space travel enthusiast is planning a privately funded 501-day round trip mission to Mars in 2018.
Inspiration Mars Foundation, an NGO led by millionaire Dennis Tito — the world’s first space tourist — will hold a news conference next week to announce the mission, for a January 2018 launch. “Mission for America will generate new knowledge, experience and momentum for the next great era of space exploration,” Inspiration Mars officials said.