Would you like to send your own spacecraft to the Moon? Have you ever dreamt of exploring the solar system with your own spacecraft? Now you can Kickstart the personal space age by sending your own personalised spacecraft to the Moon!
Pocket Spacecraft has developed a very low cost, open source, open access, mass space exploration system that anyone can use, and needs your help to send your very own Pocket Spacecraft, and thousands of others, on a first of its kind expedition to the moon.
“We’re a global team of scientists, engineers and designers that have worked on this concept at some of the world’s leading universities and come together to kick start the personal interplanetary space age and give you the opportunity to become a hands on citizen space explorer. Explorers who back the project can personalise their own spacecraft by adding a picture and customising the message it transmits using just their web browser. More technical explorers can even customise software and hardware.”
“Smaller than a CD and as thin as a piece of paper, you’ll be able to watch online as your Pocket Spacecraft is built in the lab and loaded into an Interplanetary CubeSat Mothership. Having hitched a ride into space on a commercial rocket, some Pocket Spacecraft will be released into space to flutter to the ground to demonstrate landing on a planet with an atmosphere (the Earth). The mothership will set off to the moon where, when it arrives many months later, the rest of the Pocket Spacecraft will be released, photographed and then land on the moon to complete the mission.”