The ashes of 152 people were on the ‘Falcon Heavy’ rocket that took off in Florida: it cost $ 5,000 per gram

The ashes of 152 people were on the ‘Falcon Heavy’ rocket that took off in Florida: it cost $ 5,000 per gram

In addition to 24 satellites and an atomic clock, the mission carried on board the cremated remains of people who “longed to travel among the stars,” said ‘Celestis’, the company responsible for preparing the human remains for this astral funeral.

This Tuesday, the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A trip considered the “most difficult” because of the burden it carried, according to Elon Musk, the president of SpaceX.

The weight of the rocket was 141,000 pounds that included an atomic clock, the ashes of 152 people and 24 satellites from different agencies including NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Defense.
The remains of the people who were on board were prepared by the Celestis company, who placed the ashes in some capsules for a price of $ 4,995 per person, according to their website.

The ash containers were introduced on a small satellite called Orbital Test Bed (OTB), which is scheduled to orbit the Earth for 25 years.

It is a flight “for someone who always loved space, yearned to travel among the stars, or simply found peace and tranquility in the sunset of the sky,” says ‘Celestis’.

Another option for loved ones of the deceased is to send the ashes into space and return them to Earth for $ 2,495.

The package includes a certificate that specifies the launch of the rocket and the details of the mission, as a souvenir of the trip with which they wanted to honor the deceased.

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