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Musician Randy Van Warmer
, who wrote and recorded the #1 hit song, "Just When I Needed You Most,” was one of over 200 people on board The Legacy Flight.[/caption]
Celestis conducted its first Earth Rise Service
mission, The Legacy Flight, on April 28, 2007 from Spaceport America, New Mexico. The spacecraft, carrying the cremated remains of over 200 people
, flew into space and returned to Earth. After the flight, Celestis returned the flown ashes – still sealed in their spaceflight capsules – to each family as keepsakes.
Among those on board this mission were Star Trek
actor James Doohan
(who played “Scotty”) and Mercury 7 astronaut L. Gordon Cooper
. Over 300 guests and media representatives from around the world witnessed the flawless launch of the UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL rocket!
But there's more to a Celestis launch than the flight itself -- exciting as that truly is! Before the launch families and friends of those on board The Legacy Flight
toured the launch pad and mission control. They met with UP Aerospace and Celestis personnel, asked questions about the mission, and took photos of the spacecraft that would carry their loved ones into space. Celestis also conducted a memorial service for the people on board the mission.
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A Legacy Flight family shares the joy of fulfilling their loved one's spaceflight wish.[/caption]
Celestis conducts Earth Rise spaceflights each year. The service is easy to arrange and surprisingly affordable. For more information contact us
: We'll be happy to mail you an information kit, and answer any questions you may have.
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