Star Trek Star in Space
The Associated Press reports that the ashes of James Doohan have been loaded into a rocket scheduled to launch in New Mexico later this month. Doohan, as geeks everywhere know, played Scotty in the original Star Trek television show and movies.
Also on the rocket are the ashes of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper and 200 other people, according to Charles Chafer, chief executive of Celestis. The company contracts with rocket firms to send cremated remains into space.
You, too, can orbit the earth post-mortem for $495. This fee allows a few grams of your ashes to be included in the rocket.
Scotty follows the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, which were launched into space in 1997.