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Due to a lightning stike at the launch pad, the launch that had been scheduled for October 20, 2014 has been scrubbed. We will post the new launch date as soon as that date has been determined.

However, Sunday's tour of the launch pad and mission control is still on, as is the memorial service webcast, which begins at 9:00 pm EDT (1:00 am GMT), Sunday, Oct. 19. You'll find a link to the webcast on our homepage.

This is our 6th Earth Rise mission and 13th memorial spaceflight. We will once again launch aboard an UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL launch vehicle from Spaceport America, New Mexico. The mission is named in honor Conestoga 1, the world’s first privately funded mission to space. Conestoga 1 was launched September 9, 1982 by Space Services Inc. of America, from which Celestis traces its corporate history.

With the Earth Rise Service:

  • Your loved one's dream of spaceflight is fulfilled as we launch a symbolic portion of your loved one's cremated remains into space. The cremated remains then return to Earth and are recovered.
  • You receive the flown space capsule or module -- with the cremated remains still inside -- as a keepsake.
  • You are invited to participate in our launch-related events at Spaceport America. We normally take a tour of mission control and the launch pad, view the rocket, hold a pre-launch briefing, conduct a non-sectarian memorial service for all of those on board the mission, and witness the launch.
  • You receive a video of the launch and related activities, as well as a Launch Certificate.
  • Your loved one is memorialized on our website with a biography and photo that remain on our site in perpetuity.

For more information, please contact us.

Please check this page often for the latest launch information and news.

Important Dates

Reservations Close September 25
Flight Sample Kit & Documents delivered to Celestis September 29
Payload Integration October 9
RSVP to attend the launch October 9
Launch Date TBD

 Testimonials from Previous Flights:

Legacy Flight Family Interview with Reda Anderson
Reda Anderson Interview

Watch post-launch interview of Reda Anderson from a previous Earthrise mission, The Discovery Flight.

Participant: Ralph Bradshaw White

Legacy Flight Family Interview with The Howes
The Howe Interview

Watch post-launch interview of the Howes from a previous Earthrise mission, The Discovery Flight.

Participant: Philip Frederick Green

Legacy Flight Family Interview with The Turners
The Turner Interview

Watch post-launch interview of the Turner Family from previous Earthrise mssion, The Legacy Flight.

Participant: Alfred Floyd Turner

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