Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 4:43 pm
The American businessman who paid $20 million to visit the International Space Station in 2001, has presented an ambitious plan for a manned fly-by mission to Mars.
If all goes as planned, a couple would be on a rocket headed to the Red Planet in January of 2018.
Space Ref reports that Dennis Tito has created a non-profit organization called Inspiration Mars Foundation that will raise the funds for the mission through donations.
Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 4:47 pm
Last week, a blogger at Universe Today began a bit of an Internet frenzy when a reader spotted a shiny object in one of the pictures taken on Mars by the Curiosity rover.
The Mars Curiosity Rover has beamed back its first nighttime pictures. It sent one taken while using its white LED lights and another using its ultraviolet LED lights.
It's a milestone and the pictures are pretty cool. But they don't tell us much of anything yet.