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Couple to Fly to MarsA mission to Mars is in the works. First thought: NASA is on it. But think again, this project was dreamed up in the private sector and is heavily funded by financial tycoon, Dennis Tito, the first space tourist. The nonprofit, “no frills” mission, called Inspiration Mars, will launch a man and a woman on a flight into space for 16 months. Read more

With frostbite creeping up on us all over the continental U.S., cities sitting well south of the Mason-Dixon are looking increasingly inviting. As the winter convention season heats up, you may find yourself traveling down to southern Texas, with Houston next up in our continuing series of business travel destinations ripe for some personal time. In an effort to get you outside of the boardroom and into the wilds of Space City, we’re offering up two restaurants, two attractions, and one bar that you can hit with just a few extra hours between meetings.

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As the crowd waiting at Cape Canaveral to see today’s lift-off of the Atlantis shuttle – the farewell song for the U.S. space shuttle program – held their collective breath and prayed for good weather, museums across the country have finished a waiting game of their own.

Established air and space museums nationwide vied for the chance to display one of the three remaining shuttles entering retirement. The selected museums will front the costs for the shuttles’ “autopsies” (removal of the engines and toxic fuels and solutions that were necessary for flight), build new facilities to house them, and then hopefully cash in on the dedicated base of space tourists across the country.

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