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University student plans to be first student space tourist!

Posted by: shogunmike - Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:48 pm
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Post University student plans to be first student space tourist!   Posted on: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:48 pm
Hi guys,

I thought that the "Financial Barriers" section of this forum was the most appropriate to post in given that I've just setup a website to help me overcome this rather large obstacle.

I'm hoping to become the world's first student space tourist, and I've setup a website to help me along with my challenge:

http://www.buymetothestars.com/

I hope you like it! All feedback is much appreciated. Let me know what you think.

You can also help me out by visiting the Digg entry and "Digging" me to make the site more popular:

http://www.digg.com/space/University_St ... st_via_WWW

Thanks for your time folks,

Mike Halls-Moore.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:02 pm
i like it
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Post Thanks!   Posted on: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:12 pm
Thanks Rob,

I had a look at your astrophotography site as well. What camera are you using to take the photos?

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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:17 pm
I wish you a lot of luck.. however I fear it's going to be very difficult (and that being an understatement I fear). I hope you have a lot of marketing skills. However.. it's always worth a try.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:31 pm
Sigurd,

Yes, it's definitely going to be difficult. But then people said we'd never get to the Moon (although I suppose some still believe we haven't, haha!). I think it's going to require a combination of persistance, skills and luck.

We'll see!

Thanks for your support though!

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Post    Posted on: Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:39 pm
hehe thanks for the look! its coming along.
Im using a Philips Toucam Pro Webcam but
its been modded so that it has an SC3 chip
inside, the case has been removed and a special
fitted 1.25" end and thread added. bit crazy
but the results are amazing! (if i do say so myself)
good luck! :D

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Post Astrophotogrpahy   Posted on: Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:08 am
Hey Rob,

I've been looking to get into astrophotography for a while now. I don't suppose you could recommend any beginners guides for this sort of stuff? In particular, could I hook up a Canon 350D camera to most telescopes with the right converter?

Also, it looks like CNet have picked up my space tourism story!

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/0,39029477,49285503,00.htm

See ya later,

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Post    Posted on: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:35 pm
Thats quite a cool article!
if u get there ill give you a few bob
if u wear a shirt with my website on!
haha

Yeah, thats the ideal camera realy!
Loads of advice at cloudynights.com.
Got loads more links, sed me an msn
if you need. Thanks
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Post I like the t-shirt idea!   Posted on: Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:15 pm
I wonder if I wear a t-shirt of a really high profile company, maybe they'll buy a galaxy for my homepage? :D

Rob, where's a good place in the UK to go to avoid light pollution? I mean I'm bang in the middle of London. I'm guessing the coast, as long as it's a moonless night?

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Post    Posted on: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:50 pm
Think sponsorship is the key to money here.
Try http://www.spacegazer.com/images/photos/UK%20map.jpg
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Post That picture is pretty cool...   Posted on: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:16 am
So do you regularly head up to the West Coast of Scotland? :D I usually go there myself with my mountaineering club, but I don't know if I could convince them to drag a telescope along!

Sponshorship is a good idea...maybe I could get people to sponsor me by buying a star? There's plenty of Aeronautics organisations that might help. Time to get on the press bandwagon again!

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