SpaceX Dragon Spaceship Carries Ashes Of James Doohan And Ohters Into Orbit

Posted: May 22 2012, 5:39am CDT | by , Updated: May 22 2012, 5:42am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
SpaceX Dragon Carries Ashes of James Doohan and Ohters into Orbit

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SpaceX successfully launched this morning the Dragon Spacecraft into orbit. The spacecraft is bringing supplies to the ISS eventually, but also has a less known freight - celebrity ashes.

As reported earlier, SpaceX launched the Dragon spacecraft into orbit around 4am ET. The SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon COTS 2 mission is just a demonstration, but the Dragon spacecraft has real cargo on board. The cargo is mostly supplies from the ISS. ABC News reports that there are also the ashes of over 300 people on board.

A company called Celestis is offering a service to bring ashes up into orbit. The company failed doing that in 2008 with SpaceX and now they made good on their offer with this second attempt. On board of Dragon are famous Star Trek actor James Doohan (Scotty) and astronaut Gordon Cooper.

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