The group Inspiration Mars Foundation is looking to send a married couple to Mars in 2018. Founder Taber MacCallum told CNN that he wants to have a couple take the 501-day trip to Mars as it makes its closest pass of Earth. The couple and their spacecraft would not land on the surface of Mars but would fly by and head home - and document the entire thing.



 

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The group Inspiration Mars Foundation is looking to send a married couple to Mars in 2018. Founder Taber MacCallum told CNN that he wants to have a couple take the 501-day trip to Mars as it makes its closest pass of Earth. The couple and their spacecraft would not land on the surface of Mars but would fly by and head home - and document the entire thing.


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“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.” - Jean de La Fontaine


Watercooler talk: Man dials 911 for cheeseburger


Police say Gregory Jackson Sr. called 911 nine times looking for a cheeseburger. Concerned for his well-being, the dispatcher sent an officer to check on Mr. Jackson. They realized there was a warrant out for the caller and arrested him. But it wasn't all bad, he did get a peanut butter and jelly in his cell. Patrick Jones has the story.



 


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