Memorial Spaceflights
Boldly Serving the Star Trek Community

Welcome Trek fans everywhere!  Celestis has been honored to serve the Star Trek community for more than 20 years.  Here you can learn about our Star Trek heritage and look forward to amazing missions of tribute serving participants from cast members to fans from all over planet Earth.

 

Next Mission: Voyager 01 – The Enterprise Flight

The first Celestis Voyager Service – currently scheduled for launch in late 2018 - will be named Enterprise Flight in special dedication to those on board, including honored participants Gene and Majel Barrett Roddenberry and James Doohan.

In 1976, responding to a nationwide write-in campaign of Star Trek fans, President Gerald Ford renamed the first Space Shuttle “Enterprise,” hosting the cast and creator at the Sept. 17th Palmdale, CA ceremonial rollout of Enterprise. This merging of science fiction with reality using the global appeal of Star Trek is once again taking place as Celestis launches Voyager 01 – The Enterprise Flight.

Mission Details

The Voyager Memorial Spaceflight Service launches capsules with cremated remains or DNA on a mission into deep space – beyond the Earth-Moon system on an infinite journey of tribute and remembrance.

Celestis is working with providers to launch our Voyager service in 2018 and beyond.  Our Voyager Service providers typically utilize a lunar fly-by boost to achieve escape from the Earth-Moon system, placing the Voyager capsules into a deep space trajectory. Details, including opportunities to participate in pre-launch activities, will be released soon. 

Honored Participants

"With love from Majel & Rod"
"May Their Memory Live On"
"God be with you. Love Wende"
"Jimmy Doohan was a hearty, down-to-earth guy. Now, he will be more than that. He has asked that his remains be shot out to space. That is so you, Jimmy.  When all of us who loved you look up at the vastness of the twinkling night sky, we'll know that you are truly there among the stars, beaming down at us from the heavens with that wonderful, sparkling smile of yours."
George Takei
"Jimmy Doohan was a hearty, down-to-earth guy. Now, he will be more than that. He has asked that his remains be shot out to space. That is so you, Jimmy.  When all of us who loved you look up at the vastness of the twinkling night sky, we'll know that you are truly there among the stars, beaming down at us from the heavens with that wonderful, sparkling smile of yours."
George Takei
"I’d use my influence with Star Trek’s numerous advisers at NASA to ensure my ashes were launched from the Kennedy Space Center…I think it’s just the drama of being able to leave the Earth like that."
Patrick Stewart
"I’d use my influence with Star Trek’s numerous advisers at NASA to ensure my ashes were launched from the Kennedy Space Center…I think it’s just the drama of being able to leave the Earth like that."
Patrick Stewart
"Jimmy always wanted to go up in space.  I feel that I’ve fulfilled more than two dreams.  It was highly emotional. I felt a lot of energy."
Wende Doohan
"Jimmy always wanted to go up in space.  I feel that I’ve fulfilled more than two dreams.  It was highly emotional. I felt a lot of energy."
Wende Doohan
"I think if anyone really deserves to go into space who wanted to, perhaps it was Gene.  After all Star Trek is our 20th Century mythology.  What a marvelous place to go.  There’s nothing that’s going to be in your way, and I would love to just keep on going out into space."
Majel Barrett Roddenberry
"I think if anyone really deserves to go into space who wanted to, perhaps it was Gene.  After all Star Trek is our 20th Century mythology.  What a marvelous place to go.  There’s nothing that’s going to be in your way, and I would love to just keep on going out into space."
Majel Barrett Roddenberry
"It seemed to fit with my philosophy that you return to the universe after you die. Also, we were both big fans of Star Trek."
Naomi Mihara
"It seemed to fit with my philosophy that you return to the universe after you die. Also, we were both big fans of Star Trek."
Naomi Mihara
"Rachel Mayo adored Star Trek and the U.S. space program and wanted to be the first woman on Mars. 'Fly Me to the Moon' was one of her favorite songs. ‘This is the ultimate flight for her,’ her mother said."
Associated Press
"Rachel Mayo adored Star Trek and the U.S. space program and wanted to be the first woman on Mars. 'Fly Me to the Moon' was one of her favorite songs. ‘This is the ultimate flight for her,’ her mother said."
Associated Press
"We also remember Len as the serious one -- from a young age he built his own rockets and did a lot of reading on starships and space exploration, which foretold his fascination with science fiction and Star Trek. We can all rest assured that Len's spirit has found the way at last."
The family of Leonard Dale Bass, New Frontier Flight participant
"We also remember Len as the serious one -- from a young age he built his own rockets and did a lot of reading on starships and space exploration, which foretold his fascination with science fiction and Star Trek. We can all rest assured that Len's spirit has found the way at last."
The family of Leonard Dale Bass, New Frontier Flight participant
"The planned launch of a rocket carrying the ashes of actor James Doohan and Mercury program astronaut Gordon Cooper will give a fitting send-off to two men who helped popularize human space exploration."
Mike Schneider, reporter, Associated Press
"The planned launch of a rocket carrying the ashes of actor James Doohan and Mercury program astronaut Gordon Cooper will give a fitting send-off to two men who helped popularize human space exploration."
Mike Schneider, reporter, Associated Press

Mission Blog

Stories and information about all things Celestis and Star Trek.

How Gene Roddenberry’s Ashes Were Launched Aboard the Celestis Founders Flight

The story of how three powerful women decided to celebrate Gene Roddenberry's life on board Space Shuttle Columbia, Celestis' Founders Flight and soon, together with Majel, they will fly into deep space.

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Tribute to Jimmy

A tribute to James Doohan written by fellow Star Trek actor George Takei to commemorate Mr. Doohan's first Celestis memorial spaceflight.

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“For anyone who is forward thinking or really embraces the future that my father envisioned in Star Trek it really seems like a unique and cool opportunity to put yourself up there…”

Rod Roddenberry, Son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry
FAREWELL SCOTTY
In 2012 beloved actor James “Scotty” Doohan was an honored participant aboard the New Frontier Flight – launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, FL.
More than 10,000 people from all over the world sent messages of hope and comfort which we also launched to orbit aboard the same mission.

Es war mir immer eines meiner wichtigsten dinge sie einmal kennenzulernen, aber das wir ja leider nicht mehr passieren. Wenn ich in zukunft an dem Himmelschauen werde werde ich immer an sie denken, den sie haben ihren Traum verwirklicht, auf ewig im Weltraum. Sie haben Scotty nicht nur gespielt sondern gelebt! das machte sie so au§ergewšhnlich. Einer ihrer trauesten fans, Andreas Fritz.

scotty - mastercheffritz@web.de,Gschlachtenbretzingen,Germany

you never walk alone...

Kapetanov - Germany

Thank you for helping bring those of us stuck on this planet a little bit closer to the final frontier - if only in our imagination.

D. Toews - Canada

Take good care of this man, he was a importand sample of our species.

jp van Heist - Belgium

See you when it«s time for me to be beamed up, Scotty. You have always been my idol.

J.A - Sweden

Hope you enjoy it up there, we enjoyed seeing you there with Star Trek. :)

Auto2112 - UK

One for the honor.....

J.Westfield - Germany

Greetings- Among your many accomplishments & acts of human bravery continuing to promote the Star Trek omni-verses as its most dedicated,resourceful & necessary engineer has helped many people see their own role in the Grand Design. The role of Scotty picked you because no one else would do,& you carried it off as only a true star could. May this your next uncharted venture be even more rewarding. All your fans miss you from your special place in our interior worlds, May You Be Well & Prosper.

BFA - Italy

You were part of something wonderful and you will be missed. Others have already said it so many times before but it bears repeating... Star Trek gave us a vision of a noble and positive future. Here's hoping we can "make it so".

L Gordon - Canada

Good Work Son, k33p on Tr3kking

Dodgy City Wide 3Y3D star Boy - Australia

James you will always be the Chief of the Chief Engineers.I always loved StarTrek and haven't missed a single episode.I really miss you a lot.In your Final journey explore strange new worlds meet new civilizations and boldly go to galaxies were no mankind has ever been before.You will always be in our hearts and may the almighty guide u to eternity.My Salutations dear friend.

N.H. - Malaysia

Sadly your dylithium ran out, but at least you'll be scotted up beam'me to space for an eternal sunrise. Dematerialize in peace Scotty!

Defiant - South Africa

We will miss you Scotty...Enjoy the flight.

dReddi - Poland

Peace be with you on your timeless journey. Thank you friend.

K. Hartley - Canada

Fly to the stars and rest in peace...

Meefy - Germany

"To bodly go where no man has gone before." You have been one of my favorites. I'm not sure what I should say here, but one thing is for sure. You have touched alot of lives, given us hope, made many a contributions to the space program and interest. I know you'll find the Enterprise, she'll also be looking for you. "Beam me up Scotty." We love you and adore you. Live long and prosper my friend. God will keep you and the Enterprise safe from the Klingons.

Kjell Johannessen - Norway

God bless and rest your soul Scotty. May you boldy go to where none have gone before. To the farthest reaches of galaxy. Your memory will remain with us through Star Trek. Scotty beam me up. God bless.

B Bochenek - Canada

James "scotty" Doohan, you are the one and only cheif engineer, i wish you well with the klingons you are boldly goign where no man has done before

J.B Newton - Australia

When they spoke of the Great Architect bringing in his ideas for the greater scheme of things, they should have mentioned the Great Engineer who makes it all work together! And when they spoke of Jimmy "Scotty" Doohan, it was also the warmth of persona which shines through providing the soul. Enjoy the journey there!

Kam K - Australia

I find myself at a loss for a fitting tribute. So for the countless hours of enjoyment and entertainment, let me say simply "Thank You". Scotland will be emptier for knowing you'll never return.

K. Gilmartin - UK

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