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Sunjammer trajectory

The solar sail leaves Earth orbit on its historic trek into deep space.

Education will be a key component of the Sunjammer mission.

Sunjammer near sunThe solar sail will carry its precious payload of cremated remains on an infinite celestial journey around the Sun.

Watch an introduction to the Sunjammer Solar Sail. TRT: 3 min 50 secs 

The Sunjammer Solar Sail: Making Your Loved One Part of Space History

Launch: Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL

The Sunjammer solar sail mission will carry your loved one on a monumental, truly historic mission into deep space -- a mission that could last for millions of years. 
Space Services Holdings, Inc. – Celestis’ parent company – is part of a team of leading aerospace companies and government agencies – led by NASA – that is developing and launching Sunjammer, the world's largest solar sail. Your loved one will be a pioneer in a new era of space exploration for all, journeying 3 million kilometers towards the sun, the farthest distance ever travelled by humankind. This incredible mission will ensure those on board their rightful place in history. Reservations are now open.

A solar sail harnesses the physical pressure of sunlight to propel a craft in space: It’s the ultimate in green space technology! Named "Sunjammer" in honor of science fiction legend Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s similarly named story, this NASA-funded starship will travel many millions of kilometers toward the Sun, demonstrating – for the first time – a solar sail’s ability to fly and to navigate, as well as to provide early warning against the dangers of solar storms heading Earth’s way.

The Sunjammer Solar Sail Mission will be web-streamed and broadcast, enabling people around the world to participate via educational opportunities and entertainment avenues. While in space, the Solar Sail will be equipped with cameras, making this an incredible event you will never forget!

Solar Sail propulsion represents a breakthrough technology allowing satellites and spacecraft to harness the unlimited power of the Sun, known as photonic energy, to navigate without the constraints of traditional fuel or propellant. Solar Sails will not only increase the mission life of satellites and spacecraft, but they can also reduce overall costs exponentially, as well as provide the flexibility to maneuver into unique orbits and positions in space.

The Sunjammer Solar Sail is constructed from an advanced material called Kapton. The sail itself is folded into a dishwasher-sized carrier weighing less than 70 lbs (32 kg), and is then fully deployed in space to the size of the space shuttle — at over 13,000 sq ft in area— by inflating booms that extend from the center of the spacecraft, stabilizing the sail: The booms function like the booms on a sailboat, providing structure for the sail to work. Sunjammer uses specially designed "steering vanes" to help navigate it through space. Sunlight, known as photonic energy, effectively "pushes" the spacecraft by reflecting off of the sail.

Due to the extraordinary nature of this mission, only a limited number of spaces are available for Celestis memorial spaceflight participants. Read about some of the people who will be on board. We encourage you to make reservations early.

Veterans: Please note that we offer a 10% discount for veterans.

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Majel Roddenberry - Wife of Gene Roddenberry

Star Trek™ legend Majel Roddenberry to fly with her husband Gene on the Sunjammer Solar Sail mission. More

Voyager Service Options

Capsule Option (1 gram total) — Launches cremated remains sample of one person $12,500
Gemini Capsule Option (2 grams total) — Launches cremated remains sample of two people
Module Option (7 grams total) — Launches cremated remains sample of one person
Gemini Module Option (14 grams total) — Launches cremated remains sample of two people
What are capsules and modules?

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When available, a reservation can be made on a preferred (particular) flight for an additional 20% of the standard price for one service. Otherwise, we will include the cremated remains in the next available Voyager launch.

To begin reviewing the necessary documentation simply click on one of the following links:

Standard Contract: Launch on the "next available" flight
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