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.
Celestis Memorial Spaceflights provide a meaningful way to fulfill the dream of spaceflight and to connect with the universe.
A Celestis memorial spaceflight is a unique opportunity to honor your loved one in a meaningful, beautiful, and surprisingly affordable way. Two of our memorial spaceflight services cost less than 1/2 of a traditional American funeral.
Celestis Memorial Spaceflights enable you to embark on the ultimate adventure -- into deep space with the Celestis Voyager Service. Pre-arrange your own flight, or make a reservation now for a departed loved one.
There’s simply nothing like the excitement of seeing your loved one make the ultimate journey beyond the stars. When you choose a Celestis memorial spaceflight, you ensure your family will have a truly memorable funeral experience, whether you attend in person or participate via webcast.
The Cube Design Museum in the Netherlands is featuring Celestis Memorial Spaceflights in a new exhibit about death, alternative funerals and memorial services entitled "(Re)Design Death." Learn about this fascinating exhibition that highlights Celestis Memorial Spaceflights.
A Celestis family member, inspired by the launch of his father into space last year on board a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, has developed a model of the rocket used for the mission. Celestis now offers the model for sale through its website.
Read the stories of three aerospace professionals whose families chose Celestis Memorial Spaceflights to commemorate their lives.
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 only 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.
With strong partnerships in the space industry and 16 successful flights to date, Celestis is by far the most trusted and experienced company in the Memorial Spaceflight industry. When you choose Celestis, you have a dependable partner who’s there for you at every step of the process. Whether you want to pre-arrange a Memorial Spaceflight for yourself or make the dream of spaceflight come true for a loved one, our team of seasoned professionals is ready to help you understand and choose the right mission, financing options, and logistical arrangements for you and your family.
People who have pre-arranged a Celestis memorial spaceflight tell, in their own words, why they chose Celestis.
Celestis has selected Astrobotic to host the Tranquility Mission, Celestis's second lunar memorial spaceflight.
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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