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House committee chairman urges NASA to make 'flyby' Mars mission

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith asked NASA to consider sending a manned 'flyby' Mars mission as early as 2021.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 28, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 28, 2012.
By United Press International

Iranian woman blazes trail into space

MOSCOW, July 23 (UPI) -- Anousheh Ansari, who grew up in Tehran and watched reruns of Star Trek, is set to become the world's first female space tourist.

Japanese investor may become space tourist

TOKYO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Japanese businessman is reportedly being considered to become the fourth private citizen to visit the International Space Station.

Businessman pays $20M for space flight

MOSCOW, July 6 (UPI) -- New Jersey businessman and scientist Gregory Olsen paid $20 million for a "ticket of a lifetime" to hitch a ride from Russia to the International Space Station.

Two more space tourists could reach orbit

MOSCOW, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Russian Space Agency has confirmed giving a U.S. company authority to search for two Americans to become space tourists on upcoming Russian space flights.

A Blast from the Past

Twenty-three years of fascist rule ended in Italy on this date in 1945 when Italian partisans shot Benito Mussolini near the lakeside village of Dongo. Leaders of the Fascist Party, several of Mussolini's friends and his mistress also were executed.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is April 28. 23 years of fascist rule ended in Italy on this date in 1945 when Italian partisans shot Benito Mussolini near the lakeside village of Dongo.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

'NSYNC star wants to travel N'Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Rock star Lance Bass is hoping to top his upcoming Olympic performance with a little vacation at the end of the year. The 22-year old singer with the boy-band N'SYNC wants to go in space

NASA clears road for station tourist

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Aspiring space tourist Mark Shuttleworth is finding a far friendlier reception at the Johnson Space Center in Houston this week than what the world's first fare
Dennis Tito

Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940 in Queens, New York) is an Italian American engineer and multimillionaire, most widely known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space. In mid-2001, he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a visiting mission to the International Space Station. This mission was launched by the spacecraft Soyuz TM-32, and was landed by Soyuz TM-31.

Tito has a Bachelor of Science in Astronautics and Aeronautics from New York University, 1962 and a Master of Science in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute satellite campus in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a member of Psi Upsilon and received an honorary doctorate of engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on 18 May, 2002 and is a former scientist of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In 1972, he founded Wilshire Associates, a leading provider of investment management, consulting and technology services in Santa Monica, California. Tito serves an international clientele representing assets of $12.5 trillion. Wilshire relies on the field of quantitative analytics, which uses mathematical tools to analyze market risks - a methodology Tito is credited with helping to develop by applying the same techniques he used to determine a spacecraft's path at JPL. Despite a career change from aerospace engineering to investment management, Tito remained interested in space exploration.

Tito was appointed to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners in the 1990s and led the board to support the landmark 1994 state ruling protecting Mono Lake from excessive water diversions by the city.

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