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(Live Science)   Want to give your loved ones one last trip around the world? For only $2,500, SpaceX will take their ashes into orbit   ( livescience.com) divider line
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2017-05-19 10:32:43 AM  
Take my money now.
 
2017-05-19 11:19:06 AM  
Won't *everything* on the planet become ashes in space over time?
 
2017-05-19 12:48:37 PM  

Wadded Beef: Won't *everything* on the planet become ashes in space over time?


We're already just the leftover ash from an ancient super nova.
 
2017-05-19 01:02:27 PM  
Let's see....a "portion" of my ashes will orbit the Earth for 2 years, and then fall right back down.

Yeah, no thanks. Now, sending my ashes out into deep space? In such a way as they NEVER return to Earth? That's a different story!!

/don't really care what you do with my remains.
//fold the tent up, put it away. I don't live there any more.
///I've gone Home!
 
2017-05-19 01:02:37 PM  
$2,500 actually isn't a bad price all things considered - still cheaper than most traditional funerals.

/I would gladly leave $2,500 in my will for such purposes - but not to go into space. no sir! viking funeral all the way for I.
 
2017-05-19 01:06:24 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: $2,500 actually isn't a bad price all things considered - still cheaper than most traditional funerals.

/I would gladly leave $2,500 in my will for such purposes - but not to go into space. no sir! viking funeral all the way for I.


Having been thru dealing with arrangements for cremation/burial recently, I'd say 2500 is really farking reasonable.
 
2017-05-19 01:08:09 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: $2,500 actually isn't a bad price all things considered - still cheaper than most traditional funerals.

/I would gladly leave $2,500 in my will for such purposes - but not to go into space. no sir! viking funeral all the way for I.


I want the same, but permits for such are surprisingly hard to wrangle.
 
2017-05-19 03:05:52 PM  
pfft.  you just end up going back to earth eventually.

I rather my ashes go interstellar and never come back
 
2017-05-19 09:00:20 PM  
Yay! More space debris!
 
2017-05-20 12:08:06 AM  
My luck, my little canister would go off course, and my legacy would be "that dead guy that destroyed the Hubble Telescope".
 
2017-05-20 12:24:26 AM  

kkinnison: pfft.  you just end up going back to earth eventually.

I rather my ashes go interstellar and never come back


According to the article, they are also taking moon shot reservations. I admit I don't know if that means lunar orbit, or landed but it would keep you from returning to earth.. unless it's a fly by which would be stupid since you'd return to earth in days.
 
2017-05-20 12:48:06 PM  
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2017-05-20 11:15:12 PM  
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