Memorial Spaceflights

Perseverance Flight

Touch the Sky… Seek the Stars… Return Home

About The Perseverance Flight

A mission of purpose, a dream fulfilled.

Launch Experience

Witness the power and grandeur of a launch into space.

Honored Participants

Read about the participants aboard the Perseverance Flight.


Hear first hand impressions from Celestis launch guests.

Perseverance Flight Details

Mission Status: Open For Reservations

Celebrate a loved one's life and dreams of spaceflight aboard a Celestis Earth Rise Service mission.

The Earth Rise Service includes:

  • Launch to space and Flight Capsule return to Earth at Spaceport America, New Mexico. 
  • Invitation to witness the launch from a reserved location - experience the speed, roar, and grandeur of this ultimate memorial.
  • Participation in a three-day memorial event in New Mexico - the cradle of American modern rocketry. Includes a trip to view the rocket on the pad prior to launch, memorial service, and more.
  • Unable to travel to see the launch? No problem. Watch the memorial service and the launch via webcast. 
  • Return of the individually engraved Flight Capsule that carried your loved one's cremated remains or DNA sample to space and back to Earth. The returned capsule is accompanied by a Flight Certificate authenticating and recording the exact mission trajectory, verifying the capsule reached space. 
  • Performance guarantee backed by Celestis, Inc. – the pioneer and global leader in memorial spaceflight services since 1994.
Perseverance Flight

Starting at $2,995

Perseverance Flight Q2 2024 - Spaceport America, NM

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About the Perseverance Flight

Perseverance, the tenth Celestis Earth Rise service, will fly from Spaceport America, New Mexico. Launch will occur on board an UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL launch vehicle. Each flight capsule -- containing a symbolic portion of cremated remains or DNA sample -- will experience the elegant dance of weightlessness, and return to Earth for recovery. Celestis will then return each participant's flown flight capsule to the participant's family as a keepsake. This will be Celestis' 25th overall memorial spaceflight since its founding in 1994.

Perseverance Flight Updates

Perseverance Flight Updates

Stay informed about the Perseverance Flight schedule, important event details, live launch broadcast and more.

Earth Rise Service #10

Celestis Memorial Spaceflight: #25
Mission Name: Perseverance Flight
Mission Status: Open For Reservations
Launch Location: Spaceport America, New Mexico
Launch Date: Q2 2024

Launch Experience: Spaceport America

Family members, friends, and loved ones will gather to share stories about  loved ones on board, to make new friends, and to witness – often for the first time  – the power and grandeur of a launch into space. It is an experience that will be cherished for years.


Liftoff of the Goddard Flight from Spaceport America, New Mexico (2011).

Memorial Service
Attend the memorial service honoring participants aboard this memorial spaceflight, an event that brings together people from all over the world who share thoughts and remembrances of the loved ones on board.
Launch Pad Tour
Tour the mission control facility and view the rocket before the launch, for a final farewell.
Launch Day
"Three, two, one, we have liftoff!" Experience the power and emotion of liftoff as the rocket launches, carrying your loved one aboard.

Perseverance Flight Mission Logo

The Perseverance Flight, launched from Spaceport America, New Mexico is the 25th Celestis mission, the 10th Earth Rise mission. 

Perseverance is persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success, and well describes the course of many of our mission participants’ lives as well as the history of Celestis as it pioneered this most compelling service. 

One of NASA’s most ambitious and successful missions – the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover – was named by a 14 year old 7th grader (the winner of a NASA-sponsored contest) who explained that the Mars mission was just as much about humanity as it was about exploring the Red Planet.  He wrote “We are a species of explorers, and we will meet many setbacks on the way to Mars. However, we can persevere…The human race will always persevere into the future.”

Perseverance will launch aboard a UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL rocket – after reaching space the Celestis flight capsules will parachute back to the White Sands New Mexican desert where the capsules will be recovered and returned to the loving care of their families. 

The Perseverance Flight logo is from well-known designer and illustrator Eric Gignac. Eric’s portfolio also includes co-design of NASA Space Shuttle mission patches for the STS 128 and 133 missions.

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