Thursday, February 28, 2013

To Mars

Dennis Tito, a billionaire who made his money in investments, has announced he's putting together the first commercial craft to travel to Mars. The craft will be small and hold only two people. His plan is to have an older married couple take the journey.

I'm not sure if this is a publicity stunt or not, it doesn't sound like it, but one can never tell; however, it is music to the ears, taking the first leap toward colonization of the planets. We should have begun this journey 20 years ago; the planet clearly has enough water to support life and probably more than we realize (water is the one of the hardest things to bring with you in space). Building colonies should be in on the horizon!

A nice little slide show here.

His ship.


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