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-- it's gonna happen will you when your spouse actually have a chance of making it happen and having that experience yourself to date is set for January 5 2018.
As all being organized by our next guest Dennis Tito is an American entrepreneur.
-- him in 2000 when he became the first space tourist when he paid twenty million dollars to visit the International Space Station the Russians brought him up.
Now his mission is to get a man and woman in Morris.
In five years.
Joining us right now as the chairman of the inspiration -- foundation Dennis Tito Dennis why Mars why not.
Well first of all not -- because.
Is a special requirement for the crew that -- you the way beyond.
We need to.
Not too young and -- in the mid fifties.
But -- crew with exceptional mechanical ability because -- They're going to have to be -- -- in overhauling the equipment on board that spacecraft.
The five under one -- 501 days it's gonna take you believe a man and a woman and maybe a husband and wife because.
It's going to make -- it's got to be about two people get along quite well is about the size of an RV traveling for sixteen months.
They're gonna have to rely on each other I think is going to be they're going to be times.
When they're going to be quite frightened and lonely because they will look out and see.
He -- is a pale blue dot and barely distinguishable between the stars so it has -- a lab mission and you were there you experienced it.
But why do you believe it why do you believe we have the technology to put two people within a hundred miles of Mars.
We have the earth the earth orbit technology and what we've discovered is a very unique opportunity that occurs that -- every fifteen years where that.
Earth and Mars get close to the -- line up.
And we have this five under won a 500 or so day.
That actually can be reached with a small capsule.
With a 500 day mission -- -- -- how much money are you putting in and what is NASA's reaction to this spin.
Well NASA his reaction so far has been to sign the space act agreement with us.
With NASA seems as -- as a first start.
To do the reentry.
And heat shield engineering he -- we have.
Some work to do to get started long lead time items.
-- I'm funding the life support.
To demonstrate a closed loop life support system that's also -- long lead time item -- I'm planning the first two years.
To get traction get this going.
We have to bring money in to -- the big equipment the -- vehicles in the spacecraft which we will.
Modified to accommodate this mission.
Well today as -- I admire you try to inspire others to do it it's 72 you still making history.
Thanks so much for doing this early somebody's working on space because NASA's the financing to do it themselves thanks so much for joining us this morning.
Thank you -- coming --
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