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This is a romantic vacation.
Yes enough inspiration Mars is searching for one -- a man and a woman to make a 501.
And back on a space capsule smaller than an are -- Joining us now is Dennis Tito chairman of the inspiration Mars -- foundation.
It is good to see you people might know you as the first space tourists as the founder of Wilshire Associates so you've worn many hats overt over the years why do this.
Well I think.
-- -- big step for humanity.
And you know be our first.
Encounter with Mars.
Mars is probably the only other.
Planet in the solar system that humans couldn't have been so the accrual actually act as ambassadors from our.
What in terms of humanity though in what about sign it what can you let it just based on this one trip.
What would you learn about the science -- what kind of contributions would this one trip make to the way that we live our daily lives.
Well I think we'll learn more about.
Life sciences how humans behave.
And had to deal with psychological.
Issues of isolation.
I think -- learn a whole lot.
The year shooting for a 28 chain for this voyage could do you have a technology in place to get it done.
The cap technology definitely exists it's just a matter of engineering and program management to get together it's not a very complicated mission.
What about interest so far from people who want to take this trip when he got what have you heard at this point.
Well it's too early for us to start taking applications.
We received a lot of emails lot of interest.
On the part of different.
Individuals but -- couples.
Think they get along well enough that they could survive.
Five under one days together you don't want to do it.
Now I've had my trip to space and that.
I don't think IBM would get along with someone for that length of time.
-- -- double -- -- honest about it.
Do you worry about the budget constraints that the government will be facing in years to come with a deficit so we have.
And what that will -- our space program what is already done -- our space program.
I don't really worry about and I think cat our space program will be supported by the public if we do interesting things.
And when the reasons where I engaging in this project.
Is to inspire.
And our public.
To be more interest didn't spaceflight.
One last thing since you are the founder of Wilshire Associates -- how your money invested these days.
Well we we favor.
Bride -- diversification.
Favor a lot of indexing.
Or it managers that can.
The markets with the -- of high degree of diversification.
It was good.
See you thank you so much keep us posted an on.
On interest from.
Couples and Colin I can explain to them that that might not be wise for them to be -- 501 -- is this -- I can barely make it like 55 minutes.
-- thank you so much assignment and -- thank you five.
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