SpaceX prepares for the third launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket: the world's most powerful operating system.
The mission, called the Space Testing Program-2 (STP-2), should rise between 23:30. ET on June 24 and 2:30 am ET on June 25, if weather allows. When this happens, the rocket will run 24 satellites in orbit around the Earth, as well as the ashes of 152 dead people.
The launch of cremated remains is facilitated by a company called Celestis Memorial Spaceflights, which buys an available space ship space, installs a container, then packs it with small metal capsules filled with ash. This applies to them as "participants".
But in order for ashes to enter into orbit for their intended purpose, SpaceX first has to deal with what the founder of the rocket company Elon Musk calls "our most difficult firing ever." The variety and complexity of the two dozen satellites and their beneficial loads are to blame. Different spacecraft must be deployed in several different orbits using a number of motor burns, according to SpaceX. One of the launched satellites has a NASA atomic clock that can change the way robots and astronauts move in space. Another is LightSail of the Planetary Society, an experiment that can change the way a vehicle moves to a destination. Cachets of ash are stored on the same spacecraft as NASA's clock.
How SpaceX launches human ash in orbit
"The Gemini Capsules contain two grams of 1 gram, and the Flight Module contains 7 grams of one person, a spokesman for the Smithsonian Channel, who produces a Celestys documentary called Heavenly Bodies." Most people choose to fly 1 gram in one capsule.
In many capsules there are gravest inscriptions embedded in them. An inscription of a capsule flying on board the forthcoming STP-2 mission flight reads: "Reach the stars!" The capsule of an already deceased couple says, "They are withdrawing!"
If you do not like this as an attractive life-saving option, there is an increasing variety of funeral and cremation alternatives. More states in the United States allow for "green" funerals without preservatives, while others already allow the composting of the body and even the dissolution of bodies with alkaline hydrolysis.
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