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Inspiration Mars: Private Mars Voyage in 2021 (Gallery)

Inspiration Mars Panelists

Inspiration Mars Foundation (via Twitter as @InspirationMars)

Inspiration Mars panelists spoke at the announcement of the proposed 2021 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 Speaks at Inspiration Mars Press Conference

Inspiration Mars Foundation (via Twitter as @InspirationMars)

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 Periapsis Diagram

Inspiration Mars Foundation

Inspiration Mars plans to send a spacecraft to Mars as shown in this diagram of periapsis. Project announced Feb. 27, 2013.

Inspiration Mars Foundation's Spacecraft

Inspiration Mars Foundation

An artist's illustration of the Inspiration Mars Foundation's spacecraft for a 2021 mission to Mars by a two-person crew. The private Mars mission would be a flyby trip around the Red Planet.

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