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Starseeker Flight Details
Mission Status: Open For Reservations - Closing January 31, 2018
Celebrate a loved one's life and dreams of spaceflight aboard the Starseeker Flight.
The 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 SpaceLoft XL 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 live, 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.
About the Starseeker Flight
Starseeker, the eighth Celestis Earth Rise service, is scheduled to launch from Spaceport America, New Mexico on May 2, 2018. Your loved one’s flight capsule - containing a symbolic portion of cremated remains or DNA sample and engraved with a memorial message - will launch into space, experience the elegant dance of weightlessness, and return to Earth for recovery and return to you as a flown keepsake.
The Celestis flight capsules will be flown aboard an UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL rocket, on a mission sponsored by the NASA Spaceflight Opportunities Program to conduct microgravity experiments and technology demonstrations for NASA and affiliated researchers.
Earth Rise Service #8
Celestis Memorial Spaceflight: #15
Mission Name: Starseeker Flight
Mission Status: Open For Reservations
Launch Location: Spaceport America, NM, USA
Launch Date: May 2, 2018
Launch Provider: Up Aerospace, Inc. / SpaceLoft-XL
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).
Attend the Starseeker memorial service, 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 UP Aerospace mission control facility and view the rocket before the launch, for a final farewell.
"Three, two, one, we have liftoff!" Experience the power and emotion of liftoff as the rocket launches, carrying your loved one aboard.
Up Aerospace, Inc.
The Starseeker Flight will be hosted aboard an UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL rocket. UP Aerospace is an experienced mission provider for the NASA Flight Opportunities Program. The primary purpose for the UP mission that includes Starseeker flight capsules is to test space technologies and perform microgravity experiments.
ABOARD THE STARSEEKER FLIGHT
What Our Families Are Saying
"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."
New Frontier Flight
, 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!"
New Frontier Flight
, June 02, 2015
"This has been soooooooo much fun! I'm so glad my father was able to be a part of this historic mission."
"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!"
, October 22, 2014
Starseeker Flight Mission Logo
The Starseeker Flight Mission Logo, designed exclusively for Celestis by noted space artist Eric Gignac, places a single large star amidst a field of fourteen smaller stars. The smaller star field depicts all fourteen Celestis Memorial Spaceflights conducted to date – an unmatched flight heritage.
The dominant star is crossed by Gignac’s version of the traditional NASA astronaut logo – a shooting star borne on a winged column – signifying that all those aboard will reach space and, symbolically, become astronauts as they make their final journey among the stars.
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