Earth Rise Service Video The Celestis Earthrise Spaceflight Service Video
Intro to the Earth Rise Service
This video provides a comprehensive overview of our Earth Rise Service.
Duration: 4 min. 32 sec.
Families and friends cheer during liftoff. See more photos from some of our previous Spaceport America missions.
"This has been soooooooo much fun! I'm so glad my father was able to be a part of this historic mission." - Gina Whitt, daughter of New Frontier Flight participant Keith I. Roper
Centennial Flight liftoff

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Celestis is pleased to announce that our next Earth Rise mission, The Conestoga Flight, is scheduled for launch on October 20, 2014. Reservations are now open.

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 this mission:

  • 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.

In addition to our launch-related activities, the Spaceport America area offers a number of interesting tourist attractions. Please visit our blog for more information.

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 October 1
Payload Integration October 6
RSVP to attend the launch TBD
Launch Date October 20, 2014

*The cremated remains must be integrated onto the rocket well before launch day. While reservations close on September 25, there is a very limited amount of space on board the rocket. We already have several clients for this mission. Therefore, we advise you to make a reservation as soon as possible to ensure your loved one is on this flight.

For more information, please contact us.

 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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