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Gundam to Be Launched Into Space for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Posted On: May 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Hypebeast

Gundam to Be Launched Into Space for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

After unveiling the full competition schedule for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last month, other committees have shared plans for something unexpected - Gundams will be launched into space.
JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - has announced its partnership with The University of Tokyo to send some Gunplas beyond our atmosphere by 2020. Approved by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Gunplas are set to launch from the International Space Station's Japanese Experiment Module. Designs of the carrying device have already been planned by some University staff, drafting up what they call the "G-SATELLITE." The capsule will measure at approximately 4 x 4 x 11.8 inches - one Gundam model will be mounted at the top, while a Char's Zaku will squeeze into the "cockpit."
The figures will orbit Earth while transmitting messages. To brace against the harsh conditions of space, each model will be painted over with a special resin. Their eyes...

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