In this video Suzan Cooper, wife of Mercury 7 astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, describes the launch of her husband on a Celestis memorial spaceflight as "the perfect experience." Another astronaut, William Pogue, will fly on our next Earth Orbit mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Remembering a loved one during a Celestis launch pad tour[/caption]
Celestis has two exciting memorial spaceflights scheduled for 2015:
Our 7th Earth Orbit mission is scheduled for liftoff in the 4th quarter of 2015 from historic Cape Canaveral, where the American space program began. The family of Skylab astronaut William Pogue
, along with families of everyday people who shared William Pogue's passion for space, have chosen to honor their loved ones on this Celestis memorial spaceflight. If your departed loved one was also fascinated by the space program, marveled at the beauty of the night sky, or imagined what the future of humanity in space may be, consider including your loved one on this memorial spaceflight.
On November 5, 2015 we will launch our 7th Earth Rise mission, The Tribute Flight
, from the majestic setting of Spaceport America, New Mexico. For thousands of years Native Americans lived in harmony with the Earth and the skies above in what New Mexicans correctly call the "Land of Enchantment." Now, the Celestis Earth Rise launch from Spaceport America provides a way for everyone who, in life, felt an integral part of the universe to fly to the stars.
Should you decide to commemorate your departed loved one with a Celestis memorial spaceflight this year, it is fitting that -- in addition to viewing your loved one's flight into space and to attending other launch-related activities -- you'll be able to see unique points of interest related to space exploration.
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An Apollo Command Module display at the KSC Visitor Complex[/caption]
Adjoining Cape Canaveral is NASA's Kennedy Space Center where you can see the types of spacecraft and launch facilities that played a central role in the American space program. The KSC Visitor Complex
, the Astronaut Hall of Fame
, the famed sands of Cocoa Beach
are just some of the interesting places you can visit in the KSC area. Should you choose our Nov. 5 Earth Rise mission at Spaceport America, you can visit the White Sands Missile Range Museum
, the famous hot springs
of the nearby city of Truth or Consequences, and the new Spaceport America Visitor Center in Truth or Consequences.
Space is limited on both of these missions, and we integrate the cremated remains into each launch vehicle far in advance of each launch. So to ensure your loved one will have a place on either flight, we recommend making your reservation as soon as possible. Contact us
for more information.