Roddenberrys to Be Shot Into Space

Monday, Jan 26, 2009  |  Updated 9:45 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Roddenberrys to Be Shot Into Space

WireImage

The Roddenberry's space vehicle won't look like the U.S.S. Enterprise, but it will explore the final frontier.

Space: it really is the final frontier for Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry.

Rodenberry, who died in 1991 and his wife, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, who died on Dec. 18, 2008 will spend eternity sealed in a specially made space capsules rocketing toward infinity.

The capsules, made by the company Celestis, which specializes in "memorial spaceflights", are designed to withstand the rigors of space travel and will include digitized messages from fans of the sci-fi stalwart.

Portions of Rodenberry's remains were launched into orbit a decade ago. Since then, more than 300 people's cremated remains have taken flight with Celestis, including former "Trek" actor James Doohan.

Celestis spokeswoman, Susan Schonfeld said the Trekie couple's remains will be cleared for takeoff in 2010.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out