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£386
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15
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, September 3 2019 12:58 PM UTC +00:00.

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Marc Dorton (the founder of Get Me To Space):

"I have always loved the idea of going to space and found it fascinating. 

We’ve all seen on the news all these billionaires and rock stars paying millions to go to space so I thought I’d have a look and see how much it was - turns out it's pretty expensive to send just about anything to space. 

Then I stumbled across a Micro satellite, which anybody could purchase. However this was still pretty expensive for an average Joe like me. So I decided to create a 'ride share' to provide everyone with the opportunity to get involved - this is how Get Me to Space started. 

Sending a hair makes sense as it is personal to the individual, small and the perfect payload - this means there is plenty of room on our tiny space station for everyone to join me! 

For the price of a meal out you too can get on-board and become a Microscopic Astronaut (a Micronaut)".

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What is Get Me To Space?

Get Me To Space is the first company in the world to send DNA samples to space at such an affordable price.

Here at Get Me To Space, we love to dream, have fun and push boundaries. We want to inspire and show what anyone can do when they put their minds to it. We’re a group of ambitious space nerds in Warrington, England, who like to think outside the box – way outside. We look forward to your support and having you on-board. 

Get involved and become a Micronaut (Microscopic Astronaut)!!  On board the rocket will be our custom satellite, containing thousands of intrepid Micronauts. 

The satellite will be released into orbit for up to three months. What an adventure for a tiny strand of human hair. 


So how does it work?

Once you've chosen your reward and upon the success of the campaign, your details will be processed and you will be sent instructions on how to get your hair sample to us. 

Simply follow the instructions and attach your hair sample to your unique reference number. This will ensure the security of your identity when returning your hair sample. 

Return postage is not included however the cost will only be the same as posting a letter to our UK facility.

You will be required to enter your details and unique reference number on our website so that we are able to track your hair sample and keep you informed as to what stage of the loading and launch process your hair sample is at.

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This is a test launch of inter orbital Systems common propulsion module.


About the Launch 

The Neptune rocket will be launched by Inter Orbital Systems from a drone ship sixty miles off the coast of California in early 2020.  We will be following the launch on a support boat and the launched will be filmed for you. 

This is the Neptune rocket our Micronauts will be launched into low earth orbit on.


Our satellite is a custom designed carbon fibre tube-sat 12.5 cm in diameter and 22.5 cm long giving us plenty of space inside for our Micronauts.

Above is our custom made carbon fibre tube sat that will transport our Micronauts.


Once launched, the satellite will be deployed into low earth orbit approximately 310km where it will remain for between two weeks and three months (depending on the launch trajectory).

The satellite will be in a polar orbit, flying from the north pole to the south pole and circling the earth every ninety minutes at a speed of approximately 17,500mph.

You will be able to track the location of your hair sample using our tracking app.

Gradually the satellite will return back into the earths atmosphere where your hair will finally burn up creating our very own (albeit tiny) shooting star which I think is a nice ending to our adventure.

Your support for this project would be greatly appreciated and we wish to bring you even more exciting and inventive projects in the future.

I'd love to welcome you on-board.

Thank you for you support,

Marc

Risks and challenges

The main challenge we face is acquiring a licence to launch an object into space from the UK Space Agency. If a licence can't be attained then the mission will not take place. All objects launched into space require a licence from the country of origin to cover any liability of damage or injury caused by a satellite of any description.

We also require Third Party Liability insurance which may be challenging to acquire and may be extremely expensive. However this will be sought upon licencing and may not be required depending on the outcome of the licence application with the UK Space agency.

Travelling to space is always risky however you are sending a a strand of hair meaning that you are going to be part of a space mission without undergoing any danger.

Interorbital Systems are currently undergoing their test flights to ensure that the rocket containing your hair samples doesn't fail.

However as an extra precaution, when you have decided which rewards package you want to go for we will ask you to send an 'insurance' hair sample which will be used should anything go wrong.

If everything goes to plan and we don't require your insurance samples these will be destroyed safely.

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    Send your name to space on a hard drive

    As a thank you for your support we will add your name digitally to our memory device and send it to space on-board our satellite. We will also add your name to our website as a digital honorary Micronaut.

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    Send a personal digital message

    We will add your personal digital message to our memory device and send it to space on-board our satellite. We will add your name to our website as a digital honorary Micronaut. Your name will also be added to our website as a digital honorary Micronaut. You will also get access to our satellite tracking platform.

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    Send your DNA (a hair) to space

    We will send your hair sample to space on-board our satellite and you will become a Micronaut. Get the satellite tracking platform, footage of the launch and you can send a personal digital message on-board too. We will also add your name to our website to show that you are a Micronaut. Return Postage not included but will only be the price of a letter.

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    Send your DNA (a hair) to space for two

    We will send yours and your friend/loved ones hair sample to space on-board our satellite and you will both become Micronauts. Get the satellite tracking platform, footage of the launch and you can both send a personal digital message on-board too. We will also add your names to our website to show that you are a Micronauts. Return Postage not included but will only be the price of a letter.

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    Send your DNA (a hair) to space for four

    We will send yours and your friends/loved ones hair sample to space on-board our satellite and you will all become Micronauts. Get the satellite tracking platform, footage of the launch and you can all send a personal digital message on-board too. We will also add your names to our website to show that you are a Micronauts. Return Postage not included but will only be the price of a letter.

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    Send the ashes of a deceased loved one

    We will send a sample of ashes of a deceased loved one to space on-board our satellite alongside a personal digital message. You will get the satellite tracking platform and footage of the launch. We will also add your loved ones name to our website to show that they are a Micronaut. Return Postage not included.

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    Send 25 peoples hair sample to space

    We will send up to 25 people's hair sample to space on-board our satellite and you will become Micronauts. Whether this is for an incentive at work or for your local club/organisation as a bit of fun and inspiration. Great for schools, Scouts, Brownies, sports teams - or just for you and your friends. Get the satellite tracking platform, footage of the launch and you can all send a personal digital message. We will also add your names to our website to show that you are a Micronauts. Return Postage not included.

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    Businesses send 1g sample of a product

    Businesses can send 1g sample of their product to space on-board our satellite to promote their business and say your product has been to space - imagine the headline! You could be the first in the world to send something unique. Also get the satellite tracking platform, footage of the launch and you can send a personal digital message. We will also add yours and your company's name to our website. Return Postage not included.

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    Send 50 peoples hair sample to space

    We will send up to 50 people's hair sample to space on-board our satellite and you will become Micronauts. Whether this is for an incentive at work or for your local club/organisation as a bit of fun and inspiration. Great for schools, Scouts, Brownies, sports teams - or just for you and your friends. Get the satellite tracking platform, footage of the launch and you can all send a personal digital message. We will also add your names to our website to show that you are a Micronauts. Return Postage not included.

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    Business logo on our satellite

    Add your business logo to our satellite, send four peoples hair samples to space on-board our satellite and become Micronauts. Get the satellite tracking platform, footage of the launch and you can send a personal digital message. We will also add your logo to our website and post about you on our social media.

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    Join us for the launch

    Come and watch the launch live. The rocket will be launched off a drone ship and you can watch from our boat nearby. (Travel and hotels not included)

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