we have liftoff!
Launch of the Conestoga Flight occurred at 7:33 am MDT (9:33 am EDT, 1:33 pm GMT), Thursday, October 23, 2014. Due to a weak mobile broadband connection at Spaceport America, the live webcast cut off before the launch occurred. But we have posted initial video of the launch on our website. We will refine the video and post that on our site tomorrow. Please click here to view the initial launch video.
The Oct. 20 launch was scrubbed as, on Oct. 19, lightning in the launch pad area affected the launch team's ability to make final preparations for the launch window on Oct. 20. But Conestoga Flight families toured the launch pad and mission control Oct 19, and we held the memorial service later that evening where families shared memories of their loved ones on board the mission. View video of the memorial service webcast here.
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
Please check this page often for the latest launch information
|Flight Sample Kit & Documents delivered to Celestis
|RSVP to attend the launch