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.

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.

K.Sandeep Menon - India

I am grateful that I had the chance to meet such a talented actor and vivacious person. My thoughts are with you on your final journey.

D. Tremblay - Canada

i am a french fan of star trek bye mr scotty

douai - France

Dear Scotty, many thanks for all you've done to give us some pleasure and a positive view to the future! Thanks for showings us the stars from your point of view. Thanks for your smile and your humor, and thanks for beeing "Scotty" for us. Beam yourself up, Scotty, and wait until we can follow - later... Best Regards Holger

Holger Hollmann - Germany

Rest in Peace, Scotty. 'O Theos mazi sou' Thank you for the good memories! 'Eonia sou i mneme'

J. Mantas - Greece

The journey's not over yet, enjoy your flight. You were a true star and your place surely is in space...

M J Cordery - UK

Sweet Travels.

G. Bruening

You helped influence and shape the minds of generations of Star Trek fans. How fitting that your final mission is to be sent out to the stary vastness of space, "boldly going", just as you've always done. Thanks for the memories Mr. Doohan. We love you!

K. Matthews - Canada

Have a fantasic trip, thanks for the great memories

Fam Van der Valk - Ireland

you never walk alone...

Kapetanov - Germany

a great way to be rememebered! beam me up!

Canada - Canada

Thanks for $10 you lent me, to pay off that clingon, The flux capacitor canit take any more, shes gunner blow capt!! so have a safe flight and dont forget to give us a wave from space

mad matt harper - New Zealand

Thanks you for the wonderfull job you did with Star Trek

B D Wyrick

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

jp van Heist - Belgium

Your work was an inspiration for achievement for mankind. You will be missed. See you soon

Laird - Australia

Will miss you. Thanks for openning my mind to things. You alway teamfully turns things around at the moment of need. I appreciate the learning of Scotty philosophy. I know you have reach your final frontier wishfully; rather than ashes to ashes, dirt to dirt, it is elements to elements, back to space, where we all came from. As spook said, live long and prosperous; in this case, may your energy remains un-dispersed and peaceful.

J. K.Chan

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

Dear Scotty, at last you got chance to see Earth from space. You will be always remembered and missed. Your big fans.

Dogac "DeFender" Deniz - Turkey

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

J.A - Sweden

What a life you led James! You were part of an iconic cultural event...rest in peace "Scotty".

DMW Hancock - Australia

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