March 5th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

501 days in space with your spouse: Could you handle it?

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

One man. One woman. Five hundred and one days in an RV-size space capsule. Will they still be speaking when they return?

The Inspiration Mars Foundation is seeking to send two people - potentially a middle-aged married couple - to space in a capsule that would pass within 100 miles of Mars.

Although no formal application process has begun, the Mars mission masterminds are already receiving résumés and technology ideas from interested people, said Jane Poynter, president of Paragon Space Development Corp., which is developing technologies for the mission that's hoping to launch in 2018.

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  1. Steve

    Me and my fiance could handle 501 days in a tin can of doom. As long as I stick to my side of the tin can, and don't eat any beans.

    March 11, 2013 at 3:19 am |
  2. David Ridge

    I'm 66 never married, no way!

    March 10, 2013 at 10:26 am |

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