Friday, August 30, 2013
Elysium Space recently debuted another method of handling your loved one’s ashes. Elysium will launch their ashes into space in a special capsule with an optional engraved message, which will then orbit our planet for several months before reentering the atmosphere and burning up into a shooting star. While in orbit, you can track the capsule using the company’s app.
The first launch is planned for Summer 2014. The company hopes to eventually offer customers the option to send all of the ashes of their loved ones (instead of just a portion) as well as the option to choose a specific destination like the sun.
See Colette Bennett, Out of This World! From Ashes to an Afterlife in Space, HLN, Aug. 24, 2013.