THREE ICONIC SCI FI SERIES...
THREE MAJOR ANNIVERSARIES IN 2013...
ONE RACE TO THE EDGE OF SPACE.
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.
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.
LIVE LONG AND MAY THE FORCE BE WIBBLY WOBBLY
Risks and challenges
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)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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