While the Tardis (TARDIS – Time and Relative Dimension in Space) transporter of the fictional time traveller “The Doctor” has yet to be seen in space, that time could soon be near – or at least on a small scale. For a bunch of “Whovians” – those fans of the Dr Who science fiction BBC television series and spin-off films – have donated more than $88,000 to place a model of the Tardis into orbit. In this case the Tardis will be based on a cubesat kit provided by Interorbital who plan to offer such kits and launches on their Neptune rockets starting in November this year. There is no news yet about whetherPeter Capaldi – the latest actor to take the Dr Who lead role – is involved.
Comment by David Todd: This is a fun idea. The spring loaded model is apparently going to erect itself once in orbit. But when it comes to Whovians though, where is a Dalek bent on extermination when you need one?