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The Starship Enterprise will race Vader's TIE Fighter & a Golden Dalek to The Edge of Space. Their goal: Bring the video footage home.

DOCTOR WHO 

STAR TREK 

STAR WARS

THREE ICONIC SCI FI SERIES...

THREE MAJOR ANNIVERSARIES IN 2013...

ONE RACE TO THE EDGE OF SPACE.

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This Spring we want to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, the 47th anniversary of Star Trek & the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi in a rather special way.

We're going to send a GOLDEN DALEK and a STARSHIP ENTERPRISE to The Edge of Space! They'll be racing each other...& (with your help) DARTH VADER'S TIE FIGHTER! 

Vader, The Enterprise & the Dalek will all be launched from the same location simultaneously. They'll then race each other to reach The Edge of Space, and bring back video footage of the journey to the Stratosphere & back.

This will be our third, and last, Edge of Space Project. Our first launch, in August 2012 went really well. We were also really pleased with our second launch in December, which was filmed by the BBC (see below):

But we want this,our final mission, to be the best yet. So,this time, we plan to send HD video cameras to capture each journey in as much detail as possible. 

We'd also love to record footage of the capsules as they plummet back to Earth (something we've not managed before).

With cost in mind, we can re-use a lot of kit from the previous projects (the camera, GPS tracker, parachute, etc) so we can keep our target amount relatively low. 

STRETCH GOAL

Thanks to our generous backers we've met the target to fund The Enterprise and The Dalek but, if we can reach a total of £700, we'd love to kit out a TEAM VADER balloon to the same spec.

If the final target falls short of £700 I'll refund any TEAM VADER pledges and we will continue with Dalek v Enterprise as originally planned.

This will be our last chance to get the perfect result, and with your help we're confident we can do it.

Our TARDIS reached a height of around 30,000m.
Our TARDIS reached a height of around 30,000m.

LIVE LONG AND MAY THE FORCE BE WIBBLY WOBBLY

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The main challenge to the success of this project is the successful retrieval of the capsules when they land.
We'll be using GPS and on-line trajectory tools...but there is always the chance of a poor landing & the subsequent loss of the capsule & its contents.
On a more positive note we have done this before, and we learnt a lot from our previous launches.

(I probably don't need to mention the Dalek is 'gold coloured' (not real gold) but I've been advised to say it anyway)

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    DOUBLE AGENT UPGRADE: If you have already pledged, but would like to receive a copy of both video's, this upgrade could be the answer. Pledge £3 and you'll be e-mailed both of the unedited video's, of The Enterprise & The Dalek, in addition to your existing reward. Please note, this option is only available to existing backers.

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    ENTERPRISE SUPPORTER: Pledge £5 to support Team Enterprise, & celebrate 47 years of Star Trek. To show our gratitude you'll be e-mailed the full unedited video as The Enterprise travels to The Edge of Space & back.

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    TEAM ENTERPRISE (bronze): Pledge £25 to join Team Enterprise and celebrate 47 years of Star Trek. To show our gratitude you'll receive a copy of the full unedited video, via e-mail, of the Enterprise as it travels to the edge of space and back. You can send a short, up to 140 character, message which will be sealed into the Enterprise capsule, along with your name, before the launch. You'll receive a free enamel Star Trek badge to show your aleigance. Your badge will also be sealed into the capsule & accompany The Enterprise on it's journey to The Edge of Space. It will be mailed to you, along with a small piece of the capsule, after retrieval.

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    TEAM VADER (Silver): Pledge £50 to join Team Vader and celebrate 30 years of Return of the Jedi. To show our gratitude you'll receive a copy of the full unedited video, via e-mail, of Vader's TIE Fighter as it travels to the edge of space and back. Your name will be sealed into Vader's capsule before the launch. You'll receive a free enamel Star Trek badge to show your allegiance. Your badge will also be sealed into the capsule & accompany The Fighter on it's journey to The Edge of Space. It will be mailed to you, along with a small piece of the capsule, after retrieval. You are also invited to send a message of up to 140 characters. Your message will be placed into the Vader balloon before inflation with helium. When the balloon bursts, at the edge of space, your message will be released to float high above the earth.

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    TEAM VADER (Gold): Pledge £120 tp join Team Vader and celebrate 30 years of Return of the Jedi. To show our gratitude you'll receive a copy of the full unedited video, via e-mail, of Vader's TIE Fighter as it travels to the edge of space and back. Your name will be sealed into Vader's capsule before the launch. You'll receive a free enamel Star Wars badge to show your allegiance. Your badge will also be sealed into the capsule & accompany The Fighter on it's journey to The Edge of Space. It will be mailed to you, along with a small piece of the capsule, after retrieval. You are also invited to send a message of up to 140 characters. Your message will be placed into the Vader balloon before inflation with helium. When the balloon bursts, at the edge of space, your message will be released to float high above the earth. Yours to keep: the actual TIE Fghter model that has travelled to The Edge of Space and back.

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    TEAM DALEK (Gold): Pledge £120 to join Team Dalek and celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. To show our gratitude you'll receive a copy of the full unedited video, via e-mail, of the Gold Dalek as it travels to the edge of space and back. Your name will be sealed into the Dalek capsule before the launch. You'll receive a free enamel Doctor Who badge to show your allegiance. You are also invited to send a message of up to 140 characters. Your message will be placed into the Dalek balloon before inflation with helium. When the balloon bursts, at the edge of space, your message will be released to float high above the earth. Yours to keep: the actual Golden Dalek model that has travelled to The Edge of Space & back.

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