Mission To Send Married Couple Around Mars in 2018

February 28, 2013


Multimillionaire Dennis Tito (who was also the first paying space tourist) has created a nonprofit group called Inspiration Mars and green-lit a program to send a single couple on a 501-day trip around the red planet and return to earth, with a launch scheduled for January 5th, 2018. The mission is described as "high-risk", which is to be expected when you lock a married couple in a cramped capsule for a year and a half.

A celestial harmony makes such a plan feasible -- a once-every-15-years alignment of Earth and Mars wherein a modest craft can shoot there and back with minimal fuel.

The risks of this mission soar beyond those NASA would allow, said Tito adviser Jonathan Clark, a former NASA space doctor now at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Beyond low Earth orbit, cosmic radiation rises dramatically, upping the risk of cancer. If illness or injury occur, there is no hospital for millions of miles, no chance to abort, and no escape.

The nearly 18-month trip will cover 818 million miles.

Time spent within 60,000 miles of Mars: 10 hours.

Wow, if I were the couple going (and my love-doll and I still hope to be), I would turn off the autopilot as soon as we neared Mars THEN CRASH-LAND THAT SUCKER and become the first human to ever step foot on another planet. That'll get me in the history books, right? I really don't even care, I just want David Bowie to write a song about me. Plus I'm going to find that Curiosity rover and ride it around like a golf cart.

Thanks to Evil Ares, Pacman :v and Wilmersama, who agree they should probably send a couple who just started dating so they have time to get to know each other.

  • artilleryboy

    That would be an extremely unpleasant trip, I would never want to go on that especially with just one person for a few months. The isolation would be debilitating

  • Azariel_z

    they must hate people who use Opera and don't even look at chrome or Firefox ( mainstream )

    Anyway, a married couple? Space rays? that is coming closer and closer to the FF...

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    don't let any network executives get involved in this or they will turn it into a "reality" TV show......on second thought.....make it one way and put ALL the "reality" TV people on it. call the show....Don't want you on this planet anymore!"

  • n_a_a_s

    Site flagging fixed, thanks GW!!

    501 days in a space capsule just after getting married?? I bet they'll be fighting when they return

  • Turbosloth

    Oh, thanks for the virus Geekologie. Actually, why do you even call yourselves that when you can't even defend yourselves from a really simple virus? Fuck this worthless site, putting this worthless fucking domain in my hosts file forever, worthless assholes.

  • Brant_Alan

    Can you link us to your website you personally maintain and keep virus and hack free?

  • n_a_a_s

    being dumb is one thing... being ignorant & dumb is worthless, please accept this nickel & go buy yourself a fucking clue

  • sedatedbymusic

    GW first off love your blog. Anywho... this is the site that has been flagging you as an attack site. It is some kind of collaborate between firefox and google. http://www.stopbadware.org/...

    Hope you solve this problem...

  • JimmyThr

    Hey GW the site got flagged as an attack site for some reason...so yeah.

  • luxlucetintenebris

    Just about to say the same!

  • Nathan Klassen

    Same from my end.

  • Joe Ferschke

    Same here. You got Chinese haxed GW?

  • Turbosloth

    Second time I've had to clean my Hard drive because of these worthless fuckwits. The fact that they try to associate themselves with anything even remotely geeky, yet can't even run a remotely secure website is appalling Fucking noobs..Smarten the fuck up and lean to website, assholes.

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