May 29, 2012
Contact: Pazia Schonfeld, Celestis, Inc., 845-721-9456, Pazia@universeprcentral.com
FLY INTO EARTH ORBIT WITH CELESTIS
Celestis, Inc., the pioneer and global leader in Memorial
Spaceflight and subsidiary of Space Services, Inc. (Houston,
Texas), announced today the successful launch of its latest
Memorial Spaceflight – The New Frontier Flight.
The New Frontier Flight is dedicated to the spirit
of the 320 mission participants
and to people everywhere who share the passion for exploration
and discovery. The spacecraft carries a symbolic portion of
the cremated remains of each flight participant in Earth orbit.
Among the people aboard this mission are Mercury Seven NASA
Gordon Cooper, Star Trek actor James
Doohan (who played “Mr. Scott”) and hundreds
of people from various walks of life in the United States,
Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, India, Taiwan,
Japan, Australia, The Netherlands, France, South Africa and
Celestis missions are environmentally friendly in that no
cremated remains are released into space. Each Celestis spacecraft
stays permanently attached to a rocket stage that orbits Earth
until the spacecraft harmlessly re-enters and is completely
consumed by Earth’s atmosphere — blazing like
a shooting star in final tribute to the passengers aboard.
The New Frontier Flight joins two other Celestis
satellites currently orbiting our planet. In addition to its
Earth orbit service, Celestis offers missions to the Moon,
into deep space, and on trajectories that launch the cremated
remains into space and return them to Earth.
"The celebrities and everyday people who participate
in our various missions all shared in the dream of exploring
the great unknown," said Charles Chafer, CEO of Celestis.
"With Celestis, the dream of spaceflight, and the desire
to take part in the opening of the space frontier can be realized
– and is available to everyone."
For more information visit Celestis.com.