Inspiration Mars Ship Looks Like Sex Toy

    A drawing provided by Inspiration Mars shows an artist’s conception of a spacecraft envisioned by the private group, which wants to send a married couple on a mission to fly by the red planet and zip back home, beginning in 2018. The nonprofit “Inspiration Mars” will get initial money from multimillionaire Dennis Tito, the first space tourist. Outsiders put the price tag at more than $1 billion. The mission, announced Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, would last more than 16 months.

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    This is what happens when you don't have enough women in the sciences. The Inspiration Mars Foundation is proposing a plan to send a manned mission to fly past Mars in the year 2018. Which is great, except that it seems someone neglected to tell the foundation that the model for their spaceship looks like a giant vibrator. The Hitachi Magic Wand, to be exact. The trip would take roughly two years, and the plan is reportedly to choose a middle-aged couple to man it, since they would be used to sharing confined space for long periods of time. Well, at least now we have an idea about how they can stay entertained. 

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