This Kickstarter Wants To Put a TARDIS Into Low Earth Orbit

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I’m not sure what it is about this project that got me right in the feels, but this Kickstarter wants to put a 1-foot tall TARDIS (with working light) into Low Earth Orbit and I think it sounds amazing.

We’ve built a replica TARDIS and we’re sending it into orbit. Yes, really! We’re not talking about sticking a little, plastic TARDIS on top of a model rocket and shooting it really high into the sky (although that would be wicked cool). And we’re not going to tie a TARDIS to a weather balloon (which, by the way would also be pretty flippin’ awesome). No, we’re putting a TARDIS into the payload bay of a real, actual, honest-to-goodness, rocket, and launching it into a Low Earth Orbit.

Low Earth Orbit is where satellites need to be to actually “orbit” the Earth, not just fall back down. So, we’re talking about sending this thing, really, really, high… space high. The international space station is in Low Earth Orbit. Seriously. The guys on the International Space Station will be able to look out their windows and say: “Check out that police call box floating by.”

Check out the video after the break.

They say it can be done for $33,000 and they’re about 5k away from the goal. I’m definitely going to urge you to head over there and check it out.


(via Buzzfeed)


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