Celestis conducts memorial spaceflights, affordably launching the spacecraft to, and returning from, outer space; orbiting planet Earth; to the Moon; and soon into deep space.
As spaceflight turned from concept into reality, it was inevitable that Memorial Spaceflights would become an integral part of the space age.
Celestis services positively change families and the commercial space industry.
Changing the world, one small step at the time.
Celestis missions are carefully designed to ensure that there is no orbital debris or adverse environmental effects.
The road from early science fiction stories to the modern concept and capabilities.
In 1994 Chafer co-founded Celestis, Inc., and in 1997 successfully launched the first Celestis Memorial Spaceflight.
Washington Post, March 3, 1997. Space “is where life is going to go. This may be your final frontier." Said the Majel Barrett Roddenberry, “Star Trek” actress and widow of the television visionary.
Claiming our rightful heritage as the pioneer in private spaceports and space transportation.
At 10:12 am, after a flawless countdown, Conestoga 1 lifted off from its concrete pad, roaring toward the sun.