In 1982, John Cherry, a Space Coast funeral director, and two other space enthusiasts, Jim Kuhn and Beaufort Franklin dreamed of the idea of launching cremated remains into space.
A very special name was needed for this new enterprise and Mary “Kay” was given the task. With a dictionary in hand she started with the A’s and when she found the word Celestis, she looked no further.
Charlie Chafer and his team at Celestis turned this dream into a reality.
It is with great appreciation that John and Mary are a part of this Celestis journey.
The Cherry Family