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 Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB), California. 
  • 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 near VSFB in Lompoc, California.
  • 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 $3,495

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About the Perseverance Flight

Perseverance, the tenth Celestis Earth Rise service will fly from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California aboard a Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The personalized individual flight capsules -- containing a symbolic portion of cremated remains or DNA sample -- will experience the elegant dance of weightlessness as it orbits the Earth aboard The Exploration Company’s Nyx orbital recovery vehicle and are returned to Earth for recovery. Celestis will then return each participant's flown flight capsule to the 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: Vandenberg Space Force Base, California
Launch Date: Not earlier than February 2025

Launch Experience

The Celestis Perseverance Flight will launch your loved one into Earth Orbit, fulfilling the dreams of spaceflight of all those on board this memorial spaceflight. Once launched, you can the Perseverance 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. 

Memorial Service
Attend the dedicated memorial service, an event that brings together people from all over the world who share thoughts and remembrances of the loved ones on board.
Local Sightseeing
Participate in a three-day launch event in Lompoc, California near Vandenberg SFB, in the beautiful Central California wine country and visit other local attractions.
Launch Day
"Three, two, one, we have liftoff!" Experience the power and emotion of liftoff as the rocket launches, carrying your loved one aboard.

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Perseverance Flight Mission Logo

The Perseverance Flight, launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California 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."

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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