Mars mission: experts at the National Space Centre give their verdict

Experts at the National Space Centre in Leicester have been watching with interest tonight as a US millionaire announced ambitious plans to send a couple on a trip to Mars.

Dennis Tito, a former rocket scientist says his Mission For America aims to spur a new era of space exploration.

Anu Ojha from the National Space Centre, said he was excited by the 'audacious' plan but there were big questions to ask about its funding.