Millionaire space tourist plans trip to fly by Mars

02/22/2013 |

The world's first space tourist, who in 2001 funded his own trip to the International Space Station, is upping the ante with a proposed 501-day, round-trip expedition to travel near Mars in 2018. If successful, the Dennis Tito-sponsored journey would take place in a commercial Dragon Capsule courtesy of SpaceX, putting the company well ahead of NASA's own deep space program and setting the bar for commercial space travel.

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