Memorial Spaceflights

Steven J. Cotellesse

"Cosmic explorer - destination unknown."

My passion for astronomy started when I was a young teen. As time went on I graduated from binoculars to small telescope to larger telescopes. I remember the cold nights in Southeast Pennsylvania using a star chart and ‘star hopping’ from star to star and other celestial objects. Check the star chart, check the field of view in the eyepiece, etc. It was if I was really traveling among the stars. I’ve never lost that passion. Although technology has improved to make finding celestial objects automatically, I still prefer, and reminisce, charting my own path among the stars. Now I get a portion of me, DNA in 2022 and ashes at a future launch, to begin a real journey into deep space.

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