space coupleIf you have been wondering just how you are going to make your second honeymoon a whole lot more special than the first, but have run out of great ideas simply because everyone else has done what you have thought up of, here is something which surely no one has accomplished before – going to the Red Planet, Mars. A married couple is being looked for in order to represent humanity on the first ever manned mission to Mars, which is set to be launched in 2018. Engaged couples who want to be in the running, you have 5 more years to get married before being eligible.

US millionaire tycoon Dennis Tito, who ended up being the first space tourist in 2001, decided to roll out an ambitious project that will see a couple of civilians sent on a historic 501 days return journey to Mars this coming January 2018. The entire project is not meant to land folks on Mars, but rather, to take full advantage of a rare planetary alignment which would open up a relatively easy, quick passageway around Mars.

Tito said, “When you’re out that far and the Earth is a tiny, blue pinpoint, you’re going to need someone you can hug.What better solution to the psychological problems you’re going to encounter with that isolation?” Of course, being stuck in such a small space, with no one being able to hear either of you scream, the couple could end up finding it difficult to share such a small space with no where to run when the going gets tough.

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