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US millionaire launches Mars round-trip project


“If you get a coronal mass ejection, there is virtually nothing you can do about it,” Ojha said.

NASA took the risk during the Apollo era, but those missions were days-long instead of months.

Many experts say the mission will stand or fall on Tito’s ability to raise funds. Tito said the cost would be similar to that of a mission to low Earth orbit — the realm of space occupied by the ISS — but did not give a full costing.

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