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News Archive / Tagged: Inspiration Mars

  • Opinion: Why a Mars flyby mission?

    Collin SkocikMay 25th, 2014

    Lately there have been several proposals to launch manned missions to circle past the planet Mars and return to Earth. Inspiration Mars, is a nonprofit venture that is working to launch a manned Mars flyby in 2018, when Earth and Mars are at opposition. The House Appropriations Committee just authorized NASA to study the feasibility of launching […]

  • Choices: NASA FY 2015 budget – ISS, Russia, SLS, Commercial Crew and SOFIA

    Jason RhianMarch 5th, 2014

    A teleconference was held on March 4 with representatives from NASA who went over the various aspects of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal. During which, the turmoil in the Crimea, the asteroid retrieval mission, Dennis Tito’s request for an SLS and Orion for his Inspiration Mars effort and the end of SOFIA all were touched […]

  • Opinion: Despite Boozer’s claims NewSpace needs NASA

    Jason RhianMarch 2nd, 2014

    It’s been stated firms which benefit from NASA, would be wise to tamp down the “defund NASA” rhetoric which comes out of the NewSpace movement’s base. It appears some among them are starting to realize that, given the fact their “chosen” launch vehicles and spacecraft are funded primarily by NASA – it might be a good idea to not […]

  • An open letter to Dennis Tito…

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 1st, 2013

    Dear Sir, After a delay, I finally watched your plea that you made to the US House of Representatives Sub Committee on Science, Space and Technology to fully fund your Inspiration Mars Foundation’s 501 day flight for two people, male and female,  to circumnavigate the planet Mars and return to Earth in the 2017-2018 time […]