For many, the option to arrange their Celestis Memorial Spaceflight is an important—and comforting—opportunity to contemplate their final plans and leave their family with a clear understanding of their final wishes. Since its founding in 1994, Celestis has offered our clients the option to “pre-arrange” their Memorial Spaceflight by completing all required paperwork in advance. At the time of need, your flight will be secured.
The iconic global leader in Memorial Spaceflights, Celestis specializes in sending ashes and DNA to space on board a variety of spacecraft. Our space-based alternative funeral services offer a unique opportunity for those choosing cremation or DNA preservation. We offer a variety of interest-free payment options, each secured in a trust account until the service is performed. The process is simple to complete, and our professional staff is always available to assist. Request a Service Catalog Now
Why Choose to Pre-Arrange a Celestis Space Funeral?
Several reasons might lead you to choose pre-arrangement. Many are compelled by the certainty that their wishes for a final journey among the stars will be fulfilled, without relying on others. With an advanced plan, you can focus your attention on the details that won’t be obvious at a time of crisis and grief. For example, which Celestis service will you choose: Earth Rise, Earth Orbit, Luna, or Voyager? Will you fly alone, or in the company of a spouse, loved one, or pet? Do you favor a specific launch location?
The certainty and peace of mind that come with a pre-arranged Memorial Spaceflight won’t just benefit you but will extend to your family and loved ones, freeing them from dealing with decisions and paperwork along with their grief.
By pre-arranging your Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, you ensure service at today’s price, protecting you and your loved ones from inflation and other cost increases. This price lock is accompanied by a performance guarantee, ensuring a successful fulfillment of your final mission.
As a Celestis Pre-Arrangement client, you’ll be invited to attend all Celestis events, participate in webinars, and be eligible for preferred viewing locations at Celestis launches. The opportunity to witness firsthand the majesty, grace, and power of a space launch in the company of Celestis staff, astronaut guests, and Celestis families from around the world who have made the same choice as you is a special component of all pre-arrangement packages.
With the Celestis Luna Service, your family will remember you whenever they look at the Moon.
Equally important, and a corollary of creating certainty for yourself, is the peace of mind offered to family and loved ones by making advance plans, freeing them from additional details and paperwork at a difficult time.
By pre-arranging your Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, you ensure the service will be provided at today’s price - protecting you from inflation and any other cost growth over time. This price lock is accompanied by a performance guarantee, ensuring a successful fulfillment of your final mission.
As a Celestis Pre-Arrangement client, you will be invited to attend all Celestis events and webinars and be eligible for preferred viewing of Celestis launches. The opportunity to witness - firsthand - the majesty, grace, and power of a space launch in the company of Celestis staff, astronaut guests, and people from around the world who’ve made the same choice as you is a very special component of all pre-arrangement packages.
As a Pre-Arrangement client, you can attend Celestis launches, meet Celestis families, and experience the thrill of liftoff! Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University
How To Secure the Dream of Spaceflight for your Final Journey
Once you contact Celestis, one of our pre-arrangement counselors will send you a complete information package to review via your choice of mail or e-mail. You’ll have the opportunity to select the service destination (to space with the return to Earth, to Earth orbit, to the Moon, or into deep space) and which medium (cremated remains or DNA) you prefer to have launched.
When you’re ready, your counselor will review the pre-arrangement contract with you, inviting you to make any additional choices (for example, you can select a preferred launch site or a capsule that allows couples to fly their ashes or DNA together).
Once all the details of your service are selected, you’ll have several payment options to choose from to secure your pre-arrangement. With a minimum down payment of 20% of the contract price, you can choose a one-time payment, a payment plan tailored to your budget, or a payment commitment from your estate and/or life insurance policy.
In all cases, it’s important to know that the majority of your payments—Celestis retains a portion to cover costs associated with the long term maintenance of the contract—will be deposited in a trust account in your name at ClearPoint Federal Bank & Trust, a recognized leader in pre-arrangement services. The contract remains in your name and your control, including the right to cancel your service and receive a refund, until after Celestis has successfully completed your Memorial Spaceflight.
What You Receive - Complete Documentation for your Files
To document your choice and how to contact us when the need arises, Celestis provides a copy of the completed contract, a certificate of registration, and a membership card for your files, your executor’s files, and/or your funeral service provider’s files.
If you wish, we will add your contact information to our e-mail newsletter list to notify you of scheduled Celestis events and launches that you may wish to attend. Your only obligation is to maintain the currency of your contact information and the contact information of your primary contact—the executor, funeral service provider, or family member with whom we’ll coordinate your Memorial Spaceflight.
By far the most important thing you’ll receive is the assurance and peace of mind that comes with knowing your wishes will be fulfilled by Celestis, Inc., the pioneer and global leader in Memorial Spaceflight services for over 25 years.
Ensure your future step into the Universe!
When Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols died in late July at age 89, she was lauded as the trailblazer she was during her lifetime. However, her story is far from over. In early 2023, she will fly alongside the DNA of her son, Kyle Johnson, aboard Celestis’ Enterprise Flight. In addition, the Nichelle Nichols Foundation – announced today, on what would have been her 90th birthday – will continue to promote diversity in STEM fields.By Celestis
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