Ashes to Ashes, dust to Space
Celestis is a company that will blast yo' ashes into space! That's one way to get into "heaven." This may sound like science fiction or something people would do in the future - but there are actually people already ascended. There is even someone buried on the moon.
While it seems like a unique thing to do with your ashes it seems like it would be a lot more interesting to send your whole body, frozen maybe? Or at least a sample of your dna instead. Why not even throw in a record/ biography of your life? Eventually something or someone might find you... In thousands or millions of years people (or whoever) are going to be digging up graves and wondering who you were. I would rather go up than down anyways!
Their next launch/ service is going to be June 21, 2013... oh wait that's like in two days. Better wait for the next one!
Launched into Earth orbit on April 21, 1997
- Gene Roddenberry (August 19, 1921–October 24, 1991), creator of Star Trek.
- Gerard K. O'Neill (1927–1992), space physicist.
- Krafft Ehricke (1917–1984), rocket scientist.
- Timothy Leary, (October 22, 1920–May 31, 1996), American writer, psychologist, psychedelic drug advocate, and former Harvard professor.