Houston company can bring your loved one on a spaceflight memorial along with late ‘Star Trek’ creator’s ashes

Actors Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and William Shatner pose for a portrait with writer Gene Roddenberry, third from left, and director Robert Wise during the filming of the movie "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" which was released December 27, 1979 in the United States. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) (Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images 2022)

HOUSTON – Houston-based company Celestis can send the ashes of your loved into space alongside the late creator of “Star Trek” Gene Roddenberry.

In agreement with United Launch Alliance, a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight planned for later this year will launch more than 150 flight capsules containing cremated remains, DNA samples, and messages of greetings from clients worldwide on an endless journey in interplanetary space, a news release said.

The final, infinite journey will include the cremations of “Star Trek First Family” Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry.

“We’re very pleased to be fulfilling, with this mission, a promise I made to Majel Barrett Roddenberry in 1997 that one day we would fly her and husband Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry together on a deep space memorial spaceflight,” said Celestis Co-Founder and CEO Charles M. Chafer, according to the release. “The mission is named Enterprise in tribute to them - and also fellow mission participant and beloved actor, James “Scotty” Doohan - as well as the many Star Trek fans who are joining them on this, the 20th Celestis Memorial Spaceflight. We look forward to launching this historic mission on a rocket named Vulcan.”

According to the release, the flight will rendezvous with the Moon, continue to deep space and will orbit around the sun with Celestis’ Memorial Spaceflight Payload.

For more information on the Celestis Enterprise Flight, visit the Celestis website at www.celestis.com, or call 1-866-866-1186.


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