The ashes of Star Trek’s Nickel Nichols will boldly go to deep space

the ashes of star trek Icon Nickel Nichols, Joe died last month at the age of 89, will soon launch to a destination in heaven and deep space. it was announced Thursday that a private company that trades in space funerals, Celestis Inc., would take some of the artist’s funeral remains and a DNA sample from beyond the Earth-Moon system and the James Webb Telescope into “interplanetary deep space — where [they] Will join other planets, moons, comets and asteroids in our solar system on a never-ending journey through the universe.”

proper name of selesites enterprise flightUnited Launch Alliance will also host relics from, powered by a Vulcan Centaur rocket (“Vulcan” makes it double-suited). star trekGene Roddenberry, his wife (and.) star trek actress) Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, James Doohan, who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, the series’ chief engineer, and Douglas Trumbull, a noted special effects magician and film director whose work included Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 2001: A Space OdysseyAnd Close Encounters of the Third Kind,

For Jean and Majel, this is not their initial journey to the stars for their remains. was the first when NASA astronauts Jim Weatherby Took some of the ashes of the television producer aboard the Space Shuttle Colombia in 1992, In 1997, some of his remains were loaded into a Pegasus-XL rocket in the Canary Islands, from where the ashes were released from the rocket; they orbiting earth for five years before re-entering the atmosphere. Through Celestis, both Jeanne and Mazel had sent some of their remains twice more. In 2013, his ashes were involved by James Doohan, and also a strand of hair by author Arthur C. Clark.

was in 2020 revealed Dohan’s ashes were smuggled to the International Space Station in 2008 by millionaire video game maker/space tourist Richard Garriott, “My dad had three passions: space, science and the train. He always wanted to go to space,” Duhan’s son Chris Doohan Said while revealing the secret.

Reservations are open for a few more days to join Celestis’ Enterprise Flight. start pricing at $12,500. The journey begins at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and promises to be the “farthest permanent human storage outpost” in our solar system. It’s not clear whether it costs more for an aisle seat.

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