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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 7:11pm
Houston, TX (KDBC) — If you don't get a chance to fly to space while you're still alive, don't worry. You can now do it after you die. Memorial space flights are nothing new. For years, a company called Celestis has been flying ashes into space. The problem is, they can't stay there, at least until now. The Houston based company is now launching a space archive which will allow digital files, photos, remains to remain in space.
The archive will be launched with a large experimental solar sail being planned by NASA next year. Remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and hair from science fiction writer Arthur Clarke will be on that first flight.