Tycoon Wants to Send Married Couple to Mars

If you’re a middle-aged married couple with a sense of adventure… how about a trip to Mars?

NASA engineer turned multi-millionaire Dennis Tito has announced plans to send a couple on a privately-built spaceship to slingshot on a fly-by around the Red Planet.

Tito says he hopes to make the launch within the next five years, at an estimated price tag of more than $1 billion.

The trip will confine the couple in a cramped space capsule for an estimated 501 days.

So why a married couple for the mission?

Tito says they would be the best equipped to give each other emotional support for the long journey, and would already be used to living together.

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