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Space burials: Dying to go into orbit

Planning your funeral? If a burial does not cut it, several companies now offer to fly your remains into space. But Richard Hollingham wonders what motivates people to sign-up. Do you remember Captain Spok’s death at Star Trek?.¬†The coffin is levitated along a track and fired from the Starship Enterprise. It is the space-age equivalent of a burial at sea. But what was science fiction thirty years ago is now becoming reality…

 

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** Space burials: Dying to go into orbit

     Richard Hollingham / BBC.com / Space   03/04/12

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