Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Dead Head To The Moon

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Now the dead can literally leave the Earth.

Celestis, Inc., a company that takes cremated remains into outer space, has just announced their lunar service, in which people can have their departed loved one’s ashes taken to the moon.

The spacey service, which goes for $10,000, sends remains on a personal spacecraft, and company spokesperson Susan Shonfeld says many are over the moon at the chance to be a part of the experience.

She says, “We have a huge amount of requests from people from all over the world who have a deep yearning to go into space. When we send up a spacecraft, hundreds of people gather to watch, and they’re cheering, clapping, and screaming. It’s an amazing thing.”

Shonfeld calls the space cemetery the “funeral option of the future,” and offers other out-of-this-world options for the deceased.

Along with the lunar service, ashes can be taken into deep space orbit or be vaporized by atmospheric pressure to become shooting stars.

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