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Memorial Spaceflight Participants

Each of the participants on board our memorial spaceflights has his or her own history. The pages that follow offer a brief glimpse of their lives, often told in the words of those closest to them.

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Live updates on Celestis satellites

The Founders Flight - Celestis 01, launched April 21, 1997

Luna 01 - Celestis 02, launched January 6, 1998

The Ad Astra Flight - Celestis 03, launched February 10, 1998 Track it as it orbits Earth

The Millennial Flight - Celestis 04, launched December 20, 1999 Track it as it orbits Earth

The Odyssey Flight - Celestis 05, launched September 21, 2001

The Legacy Flight - Celestis 06, launched April 28, 2007

The Explorers Flight - Celestis 07, launched August 2, 2008

The Discovery Flight - Celestis 08, launched May 2, 2009

The Pioneer Flight -- Celestis 09, launched May 4, 2010

The Goddard Flight -- Celestis 10, launched May 20, 2011

The New Frontier Flight - Celestis 11, launched May 22, 2012

The Centennial Flight -- Celestis 12, launched June 21, 2013

The Conestoga Flight -- Celestis 13, launched October 23, 2014

The Tribute Flight -- Celestis 14, launched November 6, 2015

The Heritage Flight -- scheduled to launch in Q3 2017

Luna 02 - scheduled to launch in Q4 2017

Participants in future missions

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One of our clients writes, “I wanted to thank all of you and the whole organization for all you have done for my family and the other families involved in the launch. It was truly a moment of closure for all. God bless!”

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