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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Will you send your loved one's ashes into space for $2,500?

A San Francisco-based Elysium Space company which describes itself as a "memorial spaceflight" company, which is made of former NASA personnel and funeral experts, is planning to send the ashes of dead people into orbit. The company said that it plans to book  a flight on one of Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets.
The business aims to "change the vision of death from the underground to the celestial."
"For about 2 years, our memorial spacecraft will respectfully and peacefully orbit the Earth," Elysium Space CEO Thomas Civeit, told CNBC. "Eventually, in a last poetic moment, the spacecraft will harmlessly re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, blazing as a shooting star."
Each customer who signs up with the company will receive a kit containing a custom ash capsule to collect the cremated remains of their loved one. This is then sent back to Elysium Space and is placed in the company's spacecraft. This will then be launched into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Family and friends can follow the progress of the spacecraft with an Apple iOS or Google Android app.

So far the company has 100 participants booked and each reservation starts at $2,490.

The launch date hasn't been set yet, but when it does, it will take place at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.



Source: CNBC

8 comments:

Ice Angel said...

So that what will now happen? Will my loved 1 cone bck to life? Na dem sabi abeg.

Richmond said...

what is the point of that? is there any difference between spreading the

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ashes in a river, lake, sea or ocean and spreading it in space? just an avenue to waste resources.

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$2,500? how are the people sure that the cremated remains actually gets to space?

Oladele Taiwo said...

2,500 US dollar, i know some people wil show for dis...

Anonymous said...

I will definitely sign up for this

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

And do what there?


Long live LIB

Emeka Izuogu said...

This is a waste of time..what will the person gain biko

nkiruka okonkwo said...

Celestial farewell. Kai. Oyinbo sha. Lol!

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