I can't remember how I stumbled across BuyThisSatellite.org
, but I'm glad I did. I've been a science fiction fan for (literally) as long as I can remember, and while I doubt I'll ever make orbit myself, there's something gosh-darned cool about actually buying a chunk of an actual orbiting satellite. Their web site says it best:
- The owner of the world's most capable communication satellite just went bankrupt.
- We're fundraising to buy it.
- So we can move it.
- To connect millions of people who will turn access into opportunity.
Please help---after all, how many things do you know that can bring BoingBoing, Al Jazeera, and Popular Science together?