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The last hour we got the first details of a mission to Mars an everyday citizen.
Now taking on the task of launching a privately funded mission.
That would send two astronauts around the red planet just five years from now and here is the man behind it.
Send humans beyond.
The moon and forty years and -- myself a lot of other people my age and waiting and waiting.
And I think it's time.
Put an end to that.
-- -- Joining me now -- Malick he's managing editor space dot contract I love that you brought props -- That's Mars will get to that in a minute but this guy is the world's first private space -- already -- PRD went up with the Russians he spends be donated twenty million bucks and got to ride into space and so this is an interest of his.
What is it likely to happen.
Well you know from what we're hearing and he seems to have a pretty robust plan and he's skipping Nassau altogether.
He's gonna use existing technology now.
Private space capsules they exist one is launching on Friday.
Inflatable space habitats of those exist two of them -- in space now.
And putting those two together with the -- man woman team he thinks that point 118 on January 5.
He's gonna launch this this -- remarks.
It's a man woman team that's interesting because they're gonna spend seventeen months up there together in as space capsule that said to be about the size of a small bathroom to people.
How's that gonna work -- all hopefully if if his plan goes right he's looking for a married couple folks that are.
Used to spending.
A lot of time together in close quarter quarter I happily married couple anybody like -- -- hopefully at the start.
-- that in -- we we heard today that he even envisions you know folks like Dr.
Phil may be having the talk to them on the way it's it's seventeen months together.
You know little tiny -- room doctor not reality TV there was actually question about whether to be partially funded by doing something like this.
What if they make it if they can get the space got -- get it looked like what are they gonna do.
Around Mars well basically what they're gonna do is they're gonna fly to Mars and then come back in are really rare.
Twenty an inch when he team the planets -- so that they can -- -- shoot.
This -- street there -- whip around Mars not land uncomfortable come within a hundred miles of the planet and then come on back again.
-- know what -- is that.
Well it's it's something that's never been done before you know and in in the 1960s when tenacity that -- -- -- he wowed the world.
Now this would do that except -- Mars and its private that's.
It's the civilian effort to explore -- hopes that prosper interest in space and prove that it can be done other people who say it can't be.
Already some people -- Saying this is kinda sad because -- got NASA scientists who are now tour guides down at Kennedy Space Center literally offering tours to terrorists instead of working -- space missions.
And you get this guy Dennis Tito this millionaire who it would along with a the other rich buddies are going to be taken trips out the space -- is this the future of space travel for us.
I think private space travel definitely is the future we've seen it -- just last year with private spacecraft NASA is looking to buy trips on private -- for its astronauts.
You know that you -- goal would be if you and I get the book a trip to marks when there -- nothing.
Hooked up give my feet -- right where they are but I want to ask you quickly.
They sent in Russia did an external six astronauts.
Simulated such a thing where they live together -- -- close confinement.
For several months 520 days how'd that go.
Well look actually surprisingly well not only did they they spend the seventeen months locked in a capsule.
Together it was international Europe Russia Chinese after astronaut trainer.
-- -- you know tackle ball let their personal thing and the things that you expect.
And they said yeah you have to -- -- right to look -- that out but that's true attack thanks.
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