Lets face it, if you're reading this, it's probably slim you'll ever be an astronaut. Not because you aren't capable, but because the odds are 1 in 42,000. So there's about 7 of you guys reading this who might. So when this kickstarter came across my feed the other day, I was pretty interested. Not just because you get to be photographed in a space suit, but because you can get a pretty kick ass photo of you in a space suit.
Don & Julia are photographers based in Spokane, WA and are setting out to try to document as many people as possible in their replica model space suit. They "came up with this crazy idea last year, while traveling Southeast Asia. [They] were binge watching Dr. Who and got to the episode where the impossible astronaut comes out of the water and approaches the doctor." Right then Julia was like "what if we did a personal photo project about an astronaut who is wandering across the world, looking for a place to call home? And I'm like YES! That is the coolest idea. No wonder I married you!" They started looking online and came across this site that sells replica model space suits. It was a little expensive, most expensive prop they have ever bought. "But hey, for the sake of art!" They started shooting it in Alaska, and since then the space hero has traveled to Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, and Washington. They want to go to more places and get more people in it! Their big dream is to do an around the world trip with the suit. So they're starting out small to get the word out. On top of that, 10% of all the proceeds will go to World Relief to help with refuge settlement in the U.S.
They're running a small Kickstarter of a North West tour. It will stop at the following cities: Spokane, Everett, Seattle, Longview, Portland, Boise, Yellowstone, Missoula, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane. The projected date to leave is December 5-11, 2015. Here's where you come in, for just $100 if you're in one of these cities you can get a Space Hero portrait. HOW CAN YOU PASS THAT UP!? I'm seriously considering flying to Yellowstone from Southern California, because the thought of those two things combined is absolutely mind blowing. If you aren't in these areas, you can still back for $20 and get a print of your choice.