A private space venture is seeking a married couple to take a 501-day space flight, a fly-by to Mars and back. The couple should be past child-bearing age–since radiation levels could pose a problem to the reproductive system–and be able to function and get along in a living space half the size of an RV for more than 16 months. The planners are looking for a married couple because of the need for strong compatibility and intimate emotional support during that 16 months flying through the void.
Any volunteers? [Read more...]