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About the Horizon Flight
For someone who always loved space, longed to journey among the stars, or simply found peace and tranquility in the evening sky, orbiting Earth aboard a Celestis spacecraft is a truly befitting way to celebrate and remember a life.
Join families from around the world at the launch of the Horizon Flight for the ultimate mission of purpose.
Earth Orbit Service #8
Celestis Memorial Spaceflight: #17
Mission Name: Horizon Flight
Mission Status: Open For Reservations
Launch Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida
Launch Date: Q3 2020
The Celestis Horizon Flight will launch your loved one into Earth Orbit, fulfilling the dreams of spaceflight of all those on board this space burial mission. Once launched, you can track the Horizon Flight as it joins other Celestis memorial spaceflights currently orbiting Earth. You will have the chance to share stories about your loved one, to make new friends, and to witness the power and grandeur of a launch into space: It is an experience you will cherish for years. If you cannot attend in person, you can view the proceedings live, via webcast. This will be Celestis’ eighth Earth Orbit space burial.
Attend the Horizon Flight memorial service, an event that brings together people from all over the world who share thoughts and remembrances of the loved ones on board.
See the launch pad from which your loved one will journey into space and other local attractions.
"Three, two, one, we have liftoff!" Experience the power and emotion of liftoff as the rocket launches, carrying your loved one aboard.
Celestis has contracted with Spaceflight Industries of Seattle, Washington to fly the Horizon Flight into Earth orbit. Spaceflight Industries is a premier launch services and mission management provider, offering routine, cost-effective access to space.
Families are encouraged to make their reservations early as space on board is limited and the cremated remains or DNA to fly on the Horizon Flight must be integrated into the launch vehicle far in advance of liftoff.
"I cannot express how thrilled my family is about the launch. It is truly a wonderful day. We watched from our homes but we celebrated with the entire Celestis and New Frontier family. Thank you, a million times over, for this opportunity. This was the only idea about which Dad showed any enthusiasm as we talked with him about his memorial service - and oh, the enthusiasm he had for this."
Katherine Stewart, Daughter of Edward Stewart
New Frontier FlightMemorial Service
, May 21, 2015
"I just received the DVD of the New Frontier Flight. It was beautiful and brought me to tears! Not only was the first part of the launch at night beautiful but the dedication to all the 'astronauts' that took their final voyage was inspiring! So many wonderful sendoffs for so many different people from all walks of life. I felt like I was actually there with everyone. Just beautiful!"
Patrick Dirlam, father of Jeffrey Dirlam
New Frontier Flight226
, June 02, 2015
"Thank you so much for helping us fulfill my husband Michael's dream of spaceflight! I couldn't think of a more fitting send-off!"
Conestoga FlightLaunch Event
, October 22, 2014
"It's an incredibly rewarding experiernce we'll take with us for the rest of our lives."
The Wirth Family , New Frontier Flight, Celestis 11
"Made a difficult and trying experience, a delight, a rejoicing..."
The Horizon Flight fulfills the dreams of spaceflight for Celestis participants with a flight among the stars in orbit around the Earth. From the vantage point of their satellite one will always see the horizon of Earth, set against the spectacular vista of outer space. The eight stars in the logo (soon to be published) represent Celestis' eight Earth Orbit missions, including the Horizon Flight.