Have you ever wanted to go to the Moon? Well, now you can, but its probably not the way you would have wanted to.
A company called Elysium Space is proposing to send your remains to the Moon.
Elysium Space wrote in a release: “Families now have the historic opportunity to commemorate their departed loved ones every night through the everlasting splendor and soft illumination of the Earth’s closest companion: the Moon.”
Company offers sending remains of loved ones to moon:
Elysium Space specializes in memorial spaceflights, and is now setting up the first-ever lunar memorial service. For anyone who is happy to pay the $11,950 price tag, you will be given the opportunity to have your remains sent to the Moon inside a small box, which will be left on the surface of the Moon.
On the Elysium Space website, it states: “Early reservations for the Lunar Memorial service open at $9,950 for the first 50 participants, while later reservations will be offered at the regular rate of $11,950.”
“Each Participant provides a symbolic portion of remains to be placed into a personalized capsule. The capsules will then be delivered to the lunar surface by Astrobotic’s Griffin lander as part of Astrobotic Mission One. The landing site is located in the northeast part of the Moon. It contains a pit that is a compelling exploration target for the mission,” the site added.
Astrobotic’s Griffin Lander—Lunar flight simulation:
Elysium Space founder Thomas Civeit, an engineer who has worked on NASA and ESA missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope, told WIRED, all samples will make their way to the moon in a capsule delivered by Astrobotic’s Griffin lander, which will hop a ride on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
“Astrobotic has full control of the landing site and has been considering an area located in the northeast part of the Moon,” Civeit said. “It contains a pit that is a compelling exploration target for the mission.”
Imagine Elysium Space—Space burials and celestial services:
According to IFL Science: “Two organizations have sent human remains into space to date: NASA and a memorial spaceflight company Celestis, which has sent samples into Earth’s orbit. But only one person so far has had their remains sent to the Moon: Dr Eugene Shoemaker, co-discoverer of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, whose remains were included by NASA on its Lunar Prospector mission in 1999.”
So now you can go to the Moon, but I’m guessing most people would rather do so while alive.