Star Trek creator to become part of space archive

Jun 20, 2013

Remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and the actor who played Scotty will get a final resting place in the "Final Frontier" under plans announced Thursday to launch a space archive.

The project is being developed by the Houston company Celestis, which for years has offered a service that takes partial remains into space and then brings them back.

Celestis announced the new project a day before a launch from takes its 1,000th capsule into space. Ashes from the Roddenberrys have been on previous flights.

But this time they will stay in space. Plans call for the archive to be launched with a large experimental planned by NASA next year. The public can pay to have digital files, photos and included. Also on the mission will be hair from science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke.

Explore further: Computer model shows moon's core surrounded by liquid and it's caused by Earth's gravity

5 /5 (3 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Beam them up: Ashes of 'Star Trek' actor in orbit

May 22, 2012

(AP) -- James Doohan, Scotty from "Star Trek," spent his acting career whizzing through the cosmos. Gordon Cooper was one of America's famous Mercury seven astronauts. And Bob Shrake spent his work life anonymously ...

US mulls tax break for space 'burials'

Dec 12, 2011

Americans who want to save money on taxes may want to consider rocketing their ashes into space, according to legislation being proposed in Virginia.

China to launch manned space mission in June

Jun 03, 2013

China will launch three astronauts into space this month to dock with an experimental space-module, state-media said Monday, marking the latest step towards the country's aim of building a space station.

Recommended for you

Titan offers clues to atmospheres of hazy planets

20 hours ago

When hazy planets pass across the face of their star, a curious thing happens. Astronomers are not able to see any changes in the range of light coming from the star and planet system.

Having fun with the equation of time

20 hours ago

If you're like us, you might've looked at a globe of the Earth in elementary school long before the days of Google Earth and wondered just what that strange looking figure eight thing on its side was.

The source of the sky's X-ray glow

Jul 27, 2014

In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system.

User comments : 0