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Tycoon planning a historic trip to Mars in 2018

world Updated: Feb 23, 2013 00:43 IST

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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.