Help Doctor Who fans launch TARDIS into space for show's 50th

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Jun 4, 2013

Now here's a Kickstarter project that even the Doctor himself could get behind. 

In 50 years, Doctor Who has lived in the minds of people all over the world, but there is no actual TARDIS out there among the stars.


But all of that could change. An adorable father/daughter team have constructed a TARDIS satellite, and they're hoping fans will help them raise enough money to launch it into low Earth orbit. Really.

And this satellite is more than just a piece of plastic in space. It will have a camera built in and solar panels on it that will keep it powered so, you know, the light on the top can stay on.

This TARDIS will only stand at about one foot tall. The reason for that is, unfortunately, the heavier and larger something is, the more it costs to get it into space. Putting a one-foot TARDIS into space will cost $33,000, and that's when it's sharing a rocket with a whole bunch of other satellites. The more money is raised, though, the larger the TARDIS can be.

Rewards for funding the project aren't anything special. You can include a message onboard the TARDIS memory. But, really, the reward is knowing that, somewhere out there, a TARDIS is floating in our orbit. Astronauts will see it. If aliens ever drop in, the Doctor could be the first thing they see of our civilization. That's pretty cool and, we think, well worth your hard-earned coin.

And check out the video for the full details.

(via Kickstarter)

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