The company & # 39; the United States SpaceX launched a rocket on Monday orkova satellite & # 39; the ashes & # 39; 100 people to the fascinating universe led their families to believe that the best way to govern was to make & # 39 traveled remains yours; by Kosmos.
The satellite, f & # 39; cuboid shape, will follow heliosynchronous or synchronous orbit of the sun for the next 4 years, to ensure that Will pass every corner of the world, And thereafter will return & # 39; back to the atmosphere became a star & # 39; shooting, according to the company providing the service, Elysium Space.
Elysium Space, based in & # 39; San Francisco (California, USA) connects customers (who charge about $ 2,500), prepare capsules with mortal remains and hire the services of & # 39; SpaceX for satellites to reach space in & # 39; one of its rockets.
These rockets not only carry the ashes, but are part of regular launches of the company led by Elon Musk, which governments and companies worldwide employ to perform business or & # 39; research missions. Today, for example, put 63 small satellites in orbit than the space of Elysium.
Relatives, meanwhile, can follow the location of the ashes of your loved ones through space in real time through & # 39; & # 39 by application; nothing for mobile phones.
The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket occurred at 10:43 this Monday local time (18:43 GMT) from the base & # 39; Vandenberg air in Southern California. According to the company, sending ashes to space is a way & # 39; "Remembering loved ones with a poem stars of heaven".
The tradition of sending the mortal remains into space is unusual but nothing new: already in 1998, flask & # 39; ashes & # 39; astronomer Eugene shoemakers arrived on the lunar surface aboard NASA mission.