Mars

World's First Space Tourist Wants to Send Couple on 501-Day Trip to Mars

All expenses paid, natch

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Mega-rich engineer Tito announced yesterday that his Inspiration Mars foundation is looking for a man and a woman beyond child-bearing years, preferably married, to take off on the psychologically gruelling journey to the Red Planet in just five years time.

"When you're out that far and the Earth is a tiny, blue pinpoint, you're going to need someone you can hug," he told Space.com. "What better solution to the psychological problems you're going to encounter with that isolation?"