Monday, February 16, 2009

Space Burial

Space burial is a burial procedure in which a small sample of the cremated ashes of the deceased are placed in a capsule the size of a tube of lipstick and are launched into space using a rocket. As of 2004, samples of about 150 people have been "buried" in space.[citation needed] 

Full body burial 

To date, the notion of sending an intact human corpse into outer space for burial is simply too expensive and complex to be feasible. 

Launched to Earth orbit on April 21, 1997

Gene Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 - October 24, 1991), creator of Star Trek.

Gerard O'Neill (1927-1992) space physicist.

Krafft Ehricke, (1917-1984) rocket scientist.

Timothy Leary, (October 22, 1920 - May 31, 1996), American writer, psychologist, and drug campaigner.

[edit]Buried on the moon on July 31, 1999

Dr. Eugene Shoemaker, 

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