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STARTUP WILL BLAST YOUR CREMAINS INTO SPACE FOR A FEE!

by Fox posted May 19 2017 11:00AM
When you think of funerals you likely don't think of outer space, but maybe you should. Startup Elysium Space will soon be launching people's ashes into outer space. The pioneering memorial spaceflight company announced that its Elysium Star II craft will be on-board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The startup is comprised mostly of former ex-NASA personnel and so-called "funeral experts." Once customers are registered, they receive a kit with a capsule for their loved one's ashes. This is then shipped to Elysium Space, at which point the capsule is placed inside of the spacecraft. After launch, the capsule containing the ashes will orbit the Earth for two years. Elysium Space also plans to release a companion app that allows customers to track the spacecraft as it orbits the planet. As part of this descending orbit, the capsule will eventually incinerate upon reentry, allowing your loved one to go out in a literal flaming ball of glory. There are currently 100 bookings for the initial Elysium Star II mission and the total cost to send a single capsule of ashes to space will be just shy of $2,500. (Fox
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05/19/2017 7:40AM
STARTUP WILL BLAST YOUR CREMAINS INTO SPACE FOR A FEE!
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