James "Scotty" Doohan's remains were onboard the Falcon 1

In a bit of sad news surrounding the Falcon 1 attempt this weekend (well, I suppose there hasn't been a lot of good news), it seems that actor James Doohan - Scotty from Star Trek - was launched unsuccessfully on Saturday night. His son offers some interesting words over at Boing Boing.

From the article:

There have been many attempts to send my father on his way. On Saturday, the latest launch attempt by SpaceX, with a portion of my father's remains aboard, failed to achieve orbit. While there are many complicated reasons why this is a disappointment, mine is simple: I'd like to finish saying goodbye.

Paolo Amoroso said...

There were also Gordon "Cooper's ashes on the same flight.

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