April 4th, 2007

Carleton Goodsell

Scotty's ashes

They are to be launched into space, but what then? Celestis, the company that arranges for handling the cremation ashes, suggests that they are going into orbit. However, the firm that is providing the rocket clearly states that their vehicles are only capable of suborbital flights. More at Bad Astronomy.

Orbital or suborbital? James Doohan and Gordon Cooper certainly understood the difference, and I think it would matter to them.