Death is being disrupted! We all know of funeral management startups already. But, what if your ashes could be sent to space?
In 1998, some of astronomer Eugene Shoemaker’s ashes were crashed into the moon as part of NASA’s Lunar Prospector mission. In 2012, ashes of 320 people including actor James Doohan and astronaut Gordon Cooper were ‘sent’ to space in a private rocket. Pretty sweet, right?
Now, a San Francisco-based startup Elysium Space will be carrying samples of ashes of more than 100 people, and launching them into space in a memorial satellite. What’s more? The loved ones’ of these people will be able to track this satellite real-time on an app.
Talk about celebrating the poetry of death! Would you want your ashes in space?
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