Majel Barrett Roddenberry
1932 - 2008
"The First Lady of Star Trek"
|Majel Roddenberry with Celestis President
a Message of Tribute
Barrett Roddenberry, the "First Lady of Star Trek,"
was much beloved by Star Trek™ fans the world over.
In addition to the many Star Trek roles she played –
the second-in-command in the Star Trek pilot “The
Cage,” Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series, the
voice of the Enterprise’s computer, Lwaxana Troi
in Star Trek: The Next Generation – she was the
spouse and creative partner of Star Trek founder Gene
|I am pleased to announce today that
we have planned a very compelling future memorial service
for my mother and father.
a pledge made to Majel in 1995, Celestis, Inc. will launch
my mother and my father together, side-by-side, on an infinite
journey into deep space aboard their Voyager Memorial Spaceflight
The spacecraft is currently planned for
launch in 2012 and it will carry their spirits, their memories,
and the message of their life’s work into the cosmos.
I want to thank Celestis for offering this
service to humanity and for making it possible to fulfill
-- Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry II
While Majel was “The First Lady of Star Trek,”
she was also one of the first people to look to Celestis to fly
their remains eternally towards the heavens. Indeed, she played
a key role in the company’s first flight. In 1997, Majel
looked to Celestis to fly a portion of Gene Roddenberry’s
remains towards the cosmos on Celestis’ first memorial spaceflight,
The Founders Flight. Celestis will eternally unite Gene
and Majel, flying a portion of their remains together into orbit.
Celestis Memorial Spaceflights reflect the
spirit of adventure and the quest to explore always present in
Star Trek. As the pioneer and global leader in Memorial
Spaceflight, we were deeply honored to fly Gene Roddenberry –
and Star Trek actor James
Doohan – on previous missions. Now, we look forward
to fulfilling Majel Roddenberry’s wish by launching Gene
and Majel on their own, personal star trek … deep into the
Please visit www.roddenberry.com
for more information
about Majel and Gene Roddenberry.