Space tourist Dennis Tito begs US to bankroll HIS manned Mars flyby

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Multi-millionaire investment manager, and world’s first space tourist, Dennis Tito has been testifying before the US Congress about his plans for a 501-day trip around Mars and back.

He says he’ll need government money to meet the planned schedule of a 2018 launch.

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