Celestis Memorial Spaceflights

Celestis Memorial Spaceflights

Houston, Texas / Celestis makes it possible to honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into space.
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On April 9, 1959 NASA introduced the Mercury 7 astronauts to the nation. Which of those 7 would figure into Celestis' corporate history? Watch our video for the answer at https://youtu.be/sMo_R7D0wjQ, and see our blog for the details at http://blog.celestis.com/mercury-7-celestis/

Our first Celestis Voyager Service mission is projected to launch in Q3 2017. Read more about the Voyager Service at http://celestis.com/services_voyager.asp

The Conestoga Flight memorialized the lives of 24 people from the U.S., the U.K. and Japan. Read their stories at celestis.com/memorial/conestoga/

The Conestoga Flight mission patch. The mission is named in honor Conestoga 1, the world’s first privately funded mission to space. You can buy this patch at http://store.celestis.com/products.php?cat=Conestoga+Flight+Collection

Launch of the Conestoga Flight from Spaceport America, New Mexico, 7:33 am MDT (9:33 am EDT, 1:33 pm GMT), Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Apollo 11 returned to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:49 a.m. CDT, July 24, 1969. Celestis salutes the bravery, dedication and pioneering spirit of the Apollo 11 crew and all the thousands of engineers and technicians who helped make space history. Indeed, we’ve been honored to fly the cremated remains of many aerospace professionals on Celestis memorial spaceflights, including one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, and others who worked on the Apollo 11 mission.

May 14, 2014 – During her lifetime, Luise Kaish developed a global reputation as a uniquely gifted artist. For Kaish, who passed away in early 2013 , a burial in deep space on board a Celestis Voyager flight represents one final act of communication between Earth and the universe, the corporeal and the divine. Read our press release about Luise Kaish at http://www.celestis.com/press/kaish_release.htm

This spectacular image of the sun was taken Nov. 19, 2013 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. You can fly a symbolic portion of your love one's cremated remains on board a new solar observing spacecraft, the Sunjammer solar sail, which will give us even earlier warning of solar storms that could adversely affect Earth. For more info, see http://celestis.com/sunjammer.asp See our blog for more information about this solar flare at http://blog.celestis.com/?p=1058

On Oct. 25, 2013 the Sun emitted this significant solar flare. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Your departed loved one can be on NASA’s “Sunjammer” mission, which will monitor the Sun for Earth-directed radiation bursts that can cause widespread, long-lasting damage to electric utilities, satellites and other technologies that affect us here on Earth. For more info, see http://celestis.com/sunjammer.asp Image Credit: NASA/SDO

On October 14, 1947 Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, which was co-designed by Benson Hamlin, a participant on Celestis' first memorial spaceflight. Read Benson Hamlin's Celestis biography at http://celestis.com/memorial/founders/hamlin.asp