100 families pay Dh9,000 to send cremated remains of loved ones to space

100 families pay Dh9,000 to send cremated remains of loved ones to space

The families will be able to track the spacecraft in real time through an app.



By Web Report

Published: Tue 4 Dec 2018, 4:39 PM

Last updated: Tue 4 Dec 2018, 6:44 PM

Cremated remains of 100 deceased were launched into space on a SpaceX rocket on December 3, CNN reported. 
It was launched in a memorial satellite by the company Elysium Space, onboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The ashes of the 100 cremated ones were packed into a 4-inch square satellite called a cubesat, Elysium Space Founder and CEO Thomas Civeit told CNN.
What more - the families will be able to track the spacecraft in real time through an app as it orbits the earth for about four years before it falls back to earth, the story reported. 
The company Spaceflight purchased the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to accommodate clients. 64 small satellites from 34 different organization will be aboard, Spaceflight had said.  


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