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James Doohan, the actor better known as Star Trek's Scotty, made it across the final frontier this Saturday when his ashes were launched into space aboard a 20 foot rocket. Doohan's cremated remains have been waiting for this trip since the actor passed away from Alzheimer's and pneumonia two years ago. Various technical …


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  1. Jan Buys

    Bit sad

    A bit sad for the guy that Nasa could not really put him into space. It looks like a failed maiden trip of the enterprise now.

  2. Trevor

    Opportunity for PR

    It would be a wonderfully PR exercise for China to provide a few grams of payload for notable ashes on their moon shot.

  3. Daniel Ballado-Torres

    But he won't remain in space?

    Oh wait, I get it .... "Captain! We don't have the power!!! We need more dilithium crystals!!!"

    I would've sent his ashes to the ISS at least. I hope there are true space-launching capsules (as in staying on space) by the time I die...

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