Star Trek’s Scotty back on Earth…
As Montgomery Scott could tell you, things don’t always work out the way they were intended.
Some of the ashes of actor James Doohan, who played Chief Engineer in the classic Star Trek teevee series and movies, were launced into outer space on April 29th. Some of the late astronaut Gordon Cooper accompanied Doohan on the ride.
The capsule was scheduled to return to Earth, and so it did, in the New Mexico desert. Where it has yet to be found.
Space Services Inc. spokeswoman Susan Schonfeld told Reuters news service "The terrain is very mountainous; it’s not somewhere that you can walk or drive to. My understanding is that it will take some time to get up into there."
Blaming the problem on "horrendous" weather, Schonfeld concluded "they know the general location, and we have the utmost confidence that they will recover it."