A proposed flyby mission to Mars
Billionaire Dennis Tito is urging NASA to collaborate with his Inspiration Mars Foundation to send a crew of two on an 800-million-mile mission to zip past the red planet and return home after 501 days. Tito says philanthropy can provide $300 million; NASA would need to come up with $700 million in new funding. Read related article.
Source: Inspiration Mars Foundation. The Washington Post.