|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
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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.
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
our blog for more information.
Please check this page often for the latest launch information
|Flight Sample Kit & Documents delivered to Celestis
|RSVP to attend the launch
||October 1, 2014
||October 20, 2014
For more information, please contact