This is definitely one of the most poetic and touching true stories to affect sci-fi fans in the history of the genre.
James Doohan, famous worldwide and over several generations as the excitable but loveable “Scotty” on the original Star Trek series, journeyed into space on Tuesday. But unlike his TV legend counterpart, he had passed away in 2005 and headed into the final frontier in the form of ashes.
Hardcore and wealthier space fans can now pay to have their mortal remains sent into space, orbit and return, scattered on the moon, or sent into deep space for varying prices. The Canadian actor, along with the ashes of 307 others, were carried aboard the Dragon, the first privatized space shuttle to head to the Internatinal Space Station, financed by the private space pioneers SpaceX.
I don’t know about you, but there’s just something so very right and cosmically just, in this bit of life imitating art. Not to be disrespectful, but I’m sure the other aging Star Trek stars may begin to consider this if they haven’t already bought their tickets to the great beyond.
SOURCE: Hispanic Business.com