After you place your order, you will receive a kit containing a custom ash capsule to collect a cremated remains sample. The kit includes a mini-scoop to easily transfer a symbolic portion of the remains from a cremation urn to the capsule. Simply ask assistance from a funeral professional if you are uncomfortable doing it yourself. After you ship the capsule back to us (box and prepaid shipping label are included) we will carefully and respectfully place your capsule in the Elysium spacecraft that will be launched into space. The capsule is made from space-grade aluminum alloy and is individually prepared to have the initials of your choice, up to 3 characters, elegantly engraved on its cap.
In addition to the capsule, a message of your choice, up to 80 characters, will be engraved in one of the spacecraft metal plates. Your words will be permanently and beautifully displayed on the memorial spacecraft, which will carry your special remembrance message to the stars.
The launch will take place at the Cape Canaveral launch facility in Florida. This fantastic and unique event will be webcasted and we will provide a professionally produced video as well. Moreover, you and your guests are welcome to join us at the launch viewing event and celebrate while watching the rocket reach the final frontier. After the Elysium spacecraft is deployed, you will receive a certificate attesting the success of the launch, including the official spacecraft tracking ID assigned by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
The Elysium memorial spacecraft is launched along with large commercial or scientific satellites. Depending on the initial altitude of the latter, our memorial spacecraft will respectfully and peacefully orbit the Earth from a few months to several years. Family and friends will follow this journey through the stars using our beautiful mobile app freely available for iOS and Android devices. Eventually, in a last poetic moment, the spacecraft will harmlessly reenter the Earth's atmosphere, blazing as a shooting star.
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