Star Trek Aviation’s salute mission on ULA’s Vulcan inaugural launch

Celestis’ mission will be named Enterprise Flight

Celestis, a company that provides space souvenir services, has announced the launch of the Star Trek Honor mission on the maiden flight of United Launch Alliance’s new ULA rocket, ULA announced Jan. 26.

The missile will be fired Astrobotic lunar lander The Celeste mission will be a secondary payload.

Despite significant delays in the schedule In developing the Vulcan and its BE-4 main engine, ULA said the car was still on track for its inaugural launch later this year.

Celestis mission, named enterprise trip, Tribute to Magel Barrett Roddenberry and her husband Jane Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek. It will launch more than 150 flight capsules containing cremated remains, DNA samples and messages from Star Trek fans.

Tori Bruno, ULA President and CEO, said the mission is «a fitting tribute to the Roddenberry family and Star Trek fans to be a part of Vulcan’s first expedition.»

Celestes in 1997 Elgin Roddenberry’s ashes were launched into space on an Orbital Sciences rocket.

“We are fulfilling a promise I made to Majel Barrett Roddenberry in 1997 that one day we would fly her and her husband together on a memorial spaceflight into deep space,” said Charles Schafer, Celestis CEO.

The ULA said Vulcan will first deploy the Astropotec Peregrine lunar lander on a trajectory toward the moon. Centaur’s upper stage will then continue into deep space, entering into stable orbit around the sun with the payload of Celestis’ memorial spaceflight.

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Olga Dmitrieva

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