Skeptics dismissed the father of modern rocket propulsion as the "Moon Man" who, despite his Ph.D., lacked knowledge of high school science. But Robert Goddard's work would prove his early 20th century critics wrong and he would come to be honored by NASA, Congress and Celestis.
Many Celestis flight participants served their country in uniform. Celestis proudly serves veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, we invite you to learn about some of the vets we've flown.
Celestis has often appeared in the news media and popular culture. The company was recently featured in an HBO documentary about alternative ways people are celebrating lives that are coming to an end. Celestis will also be the subject of an exhibit in the Cube Design Museum in Holland.
The Celestis Heritage Flight launch was covered by a wide variety of news media organizations. This historic flight into Earth orbit generated news articles about Celestis, the launch itself, and some of the participants on board this Memorial Spaceflight.
For Celestis Memorial Spaceflights launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center or the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Celestis scatters the unflown balance of its participants cremated remains or DNA by air over the Banana River, which separates KSC from Cape Canaveral.
Celestis Memorial Spaceflights as an alternative funeral service where loved ones grieve, but also celebrate the life of departed loved ones
As in Spock's funeral in Star Trek II, the song "Amazing Grace" is often performed by a bagpiper at the Celestis memorial service on the day prior to liftoff.
Celestis is one of the many funeral alternatives people around the world are choosing.
Celestis Ambassador Marc Lee honors Wende Doohan, her late husband James Doohan (Star Trek's "Mr. Scott") and all those who inspire us.
Celestis CEO and Co-Founder, Charles Chafer, describes his meeting with Arthur C. Clarke and how Celestis will fly Arthur C. Clarke's DNA to the Moon.
The story of how three powerful women decided to celebrate Gene Roddenberry's life on board Space Shuttle Columbia, Celestis' Founders Flight and soon, together with Majel, they will fly into deep space.
One of the earliest charities to receive a Celestis Foundation grant was the Ansari X Prize, which was a space competition in which the X Prize Foundation offered a $10 million prize for the first non-government organization to launch a reusable crewed spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.
On their exclusive tour of the Surrey Satellite Technology US facility in Englewood, Colorado, Celestis Heritage Flight families not viewed the satellite that will carry their loved ones in Earth orbit, but also learned a great deal about the satellite itself.
Celestis memorial spaceflights do not contribute to light pollution nor add to the ever-growing number of objects accumulating in Earth orbit.
Tourist attractions in, and near, the city of Lompoc, California -- site of Celestis Memorial Spaceflight launches from Vandenberg AFB.
Celestis has selected Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) to host the Luna 02 Mission, Celestis's second lunar memorial spaceflight. MoonEx recently announced it has received final approval from the United States government to conduct a commercial mission to the Moon.
As we prepare for our upcoming launch into Earth orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, we recall our 2012 flight from Cape Canaveral, The New Frontier Flight.
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