Memorial Spaceflights

We work with Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, which makes the dream of spaceflight a reality by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into near-space, Earth orbit, to the lunar surface or even beyond. You or your loved one will venture into space as part of a real space mission, riding alongside a commercial or scientific satellite.

There isn’t a more compelling memorial service for someone who loves science fiction, marvels at space or simply longs to be at one with the cosmos.

What is a Memorial Spaceflight?

We work with Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, which makes the dream of spaceflight a reality by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into near-space, Earth orbit, to the lunar surface or even beyond. You or your loved one will venture into space as part of a real space mission, riding alongside a commercial or scientific satellite.

There isn’t a more compelling memorial service for someone who loves science fiction, marvels at space or simply longs to be at one with the cosmos.

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How does a memorial spaceflight work?

Celestis memorial spaceflights are easy to arrange and convenient to fulfill. At the appropriate time, Celestis will mail a flight sample kit to your family or funeral service provider (as you direct). The flight sample kit includes complete instructions and all tools you need to provide a symbolic portion of cremated remains or DNA sample for flight.

Prior to launch, cremated remains or DNA sample are sealed inside a personalized, individual flight capsule and placed inside the Celestis spacecraft containing all of the individual flight capsules scheduled for a particular mission. The spacecraft is transported to the vehicle/satellite manufacturing facility or the launch site operations center and prepared for spaceflight.

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Can family and friends witness the launch?

Yes. Once you’ve chosen to prearrange or made a reservation for a Celestis memorial spaceflight service, you’ll receive invitations for you, your family, and friends to attend Celestis launches and related activities. Celestis memorial space launches bring together people from all over the world for a compelling memorial service. The chance to share stories about a loved one on board, to make new friends, and to witness – often for the first time  –  the power and grandeur of a launch into space is an experience you will cherish for years.

Celestis organizes a multi-day event prior to every launch. Included are mixers and pre-launch briefings, tours, and a memorial service in advance of launch day. The launch and surrounding activities are webcast for those unable to attend the events.

On launch day families gather at the liftoff site to share the experience of seeing their loved ones’ dreams of spaceflight realized. With a roar and a fiery streak across the sky, the rocket lifts its precious load higher and higher into the peaceful solitude of space.

Picture showing family attending celestis rock launch.

Testimonials

Testimonials

“Incredible. Absolutely incredible. To watch it go all the way up. This has been a journey we’ve been waiting years for. Dad got to see space. … It was totally worth it.” ~ Celestis family member

“It is a good way of remembering and celebrating his life…It is good to be part of something that is bigger than I am and it’s going on is past me. It’s the start of something that will go on and help humankind. “ ~ Celestis family member

“He dreamed of going to space someday himself. … A comment he made a few days before he passed away with a big smile was, ‘I’m going to the Moon!’” ~ Celestis family member

“I wish I could tell my father that he is going to reach space – his lifelong passion and fascination. I’m looking forward to this amazing mission to honor him.” ~ Celestis family member

Memorial Spaceflight Packages

Memorial Spaceflight Packages

Earth Rise Service
Earth Rise Service
Destination: Space
$2,495
  • The Earth Rise service affordably launches to space a personalized flight capsule carrying a symbolic portion of cremated remains or DNA. After experiencing the zero-gravity environment the flight capsule is returned to Earth.
Earth Orbit Service
Earth Orbit Service
Destination: Earth Orbit
$4,995
  • The uniquely compelling Earth Orbit service places a personalized flight capsule carrying a symbolic portion of cremated remains or DNA sample into orbit where it remains for years or decades until it re-enters the atmosphere, harmlessly vaporizing like a shooting star in final tribute.
Luna Service
Luna Service
Destination: Moon
$12,500
  • The Luna service places a personalized flight capsule carrying cremated remains or DNA on the surface of our nearest neighbor — the Moon — creating a permanent memorial on a distant, but constantly viewable world.
Voyager Service
Voyager Service
Destination: Deep Space
$12,500
  • The Voyager service is a true mission of exploration, sending a personalized flight capsule carrying cremated remains or DNA on a permanent celestial journey, well beyond the Moon.

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