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Sky-bound Tardis to raise charity funds

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ONE of the world's most famous science fiction television series props will be spinning its way into the skies again - albeit a miniature version. The Dr Who Tardis is to be sent on a mission into the sky to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the children's cancer charity.

A little camera will be attached to the Tardis which, in turn, is attached to a helium balloon. The camera will take photos of the Tardis' trip. Organiser Karl Jones, of Western Road, Stourbridge, said: "To send the Tardis and video camera to the edge of space well use a helium filled weather balloon. As the balloon climbs, the air pressure gets lower and the balloon expands until it gets so big it bursts."

Parachute

The community children's nurse said this should happen at about 32,000 metres. Once the balloon has burst the three-inch-high plastic Tardis and camera will fall back to earth supported by a home-made parachute.

The 48-year-old and his helpers will then track it down using a GPS tracker. The launch is planned for Saturday8 but it will depend on weather. He said the team had already launched the Tardis once before - in Shropshire in August. He added: It worked well but we thought we could do better. We also saw the potential to raise some money for charity and we chose CLIC Sargent."


Caption: With the mini Tardis is organiser Karl Jones

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