A 2,000$ ticket get launched into space and orbit the planet is dirt cheap, it’s just too bad that you’d have to be dead and turned into ash to board this flight. Still, unless you’ve been a nasty degenerate all your life and nobody loves you, then a space burial that ends like a shooting star could actually be a pretty breathtaking way for your loved ones to send you off.
Elysium Space, a private-held corporation founded in 2013 by NASA veteran Thomas Civeit, is offering space burials which they refer to as ‘awe-inspiring celestial services’. Basically, Elysium Space will launch a symbolic portion of the departed’s ashes into space in a specially designed memorial spacecraft. According to Elysium Space, the spacecraft will ‘respectfully and peacefully’ orbit the Earth for a few months before re-entering Earth’s atmosphere in a ‘harmless’ and environmentally-minded manner – burning brightly like a shooting star as. Now, I can’t say for sure what ‘respectfully, peacefully, and harmlessly’ exactly, but considering the scale of such novelty, I’m all for it!
The final frontier is an exceptional place to honor and celebrate the life of someone you love. Elysium Space offers awe-inspiring memorial spaceflights to have a symbolic portion of a departed’s ashes launched into space. Our specially designed memorial spacecraft respectfully and peacefully orbits the Earth for several months. Family and friends follow this journey through the stars using our beautiful mobile app, which shows in real time the spacecraft location and how look the world from this majestic place. Eventually, in a last poetic moment, the spacecraft harmlessly reenters the Earth’s atmosphere, blazing as a shooting star. Elysium Space is concerned by the space environment and does not create orbital pollution.
It is THAT simple!
And yes, there IS an app for that. To give the loved ones extra special connection with the deceased throughout the journey, Elysium created a beautiful app which allows them to track the spacecraft’s real-time location. The app also provides a majestic third-person-view from the space craft as the spacecraft peacefully glides through the cosmos.
The Elysium memorial spacecraft has not been launched yet, but the mobile app is already available to everyone to experience.
For more information, visit their website.
BY KENNETH LIM