Mars mission set for 2018

A non-profit organisation is hoping to send the first manned space mission to Mars in 2018.

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Dennis Tito: 'The goal is to find the right married couple'

Millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito has unveiled ambitious plans to send a man and a woman near planet Mars in January 2018.

He is looking for a mature married to make the the 501-day flight that will go within 100 miles of the martian surface before swinging back to Earth.

He told ITV News that it would be hard, but was 'do-able' with the right couple.

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