Launch your loved one into heaven, or at least their ashes

Instead of giving your loved ones a traditional burial, why not send them off in style with a memorial spaceflight? That’s the vision of Elysium Space, a company that aims to launch portions of cremated human remains into space. Under Elysium Space’s plan, human ashes will launch into space and orbit the Earth for several months before burning up in the atmosphere as a “shooting star.” The company has already launched a mobile app to track ashes in orbit, and hopes to launch its first memorial flight in 2014.
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