As reported earlier speculation mounts as Dennis Tito prepares for a press conference tomorrow in Washington DC. Tito is expected to announce a 501 day manned mission to Mars to be launched in January 2018. The mission is said to be a free return as illustrated by the graphic above. I have been looking through all my usual sources but have not found much more to report, SpaceX remains silent and all twitter traffic by Elon Musk and the gang are focused on the March 1st ISS resupply mission. If you think about it, it would make sense for SpaceX to not say anything, Tito would be a paying customer and they would not want to steal any of his thunder. We are excited to hear the plan tomorrow and will update as soon as new information is released.