An artist's illustration of the Inspiration Mars Foundation's spacecraft for a 2018 mission to Mars by a two-person crew. The private Mars mission would be a flyby trip around the Red Planet. Read the full story.
Dennis Tito became the first space tourist when he launched toward the International Space Station in April 2001. Here, he shares his experiences at a space conference in 2003. Tito is leading an effort for a private manned Mars mission in 2018. Read Tito's view of the private manned Mars voyage.
This title card was displayed during the Inspiration Mars press conference to announce a proposed human journey to Mars. Image released Feb. 27, 2013. Read the full story.
The Inspiration Mars mission is Space tourist Dennis Tito's daring proposal to send a man and a woman on a 501-day space flight around the planet Mars and back. See the full infographic and get an embed code.
Space tourist Dennis Tito proposes a Mars flyby mission with a trajectory shown here. The mission was announced Feb. 27, 2013. Read the full story.
An image envisions Mars, as presented during the unveiling of the proposed Mars flyby mission on Jan 27, 2013. Read the full story.
Space tourist Dennis Tito proposed a Mars flyby mission at a press conference on Feb. 27, 2013.
The Inspiration Mars Foundation announced their proposed Mars flyby mission on Feb. 27, 2013. Space tourist Dennis Tito (seated at left) is the creator of the foundation. Read the full story.
American businessman Dennis Tito, the world’s first orbital space tourist, is seen training for his historic 2001 flight to the International Space Station. Tito launched in April 2001 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft thanks to a $20 million deal brokered by the Virginia-based firm Space Adventures.
Inspiration Mars panelists spoke at the announcement of the proposed 2018 human Mars flyby mission, at a press conference in Washington, DC, on Feb. 27, 2013. Project leader Dennis Tito sits at left.
June Scobee Rodgers, widow of NASA astronaut Dick Scobee (lost in the Challenger tragedy), lends her support to the Inspiration Mars effort, announced on Feb. 27, 2013, in Washington, DC. Dennis Tito, space tourist and project leader, looks on at right.
Inspiration Mars plans to send a spacecraft to Mars as shown in this diagram of periapsis. Project announced Feb. 27, 2013.