To Boldly Go To Space With Poetry: Huh. Gil Scott-Heron Is Right: Whitey On the Moon.
“The first moon launch in the United States in more than 50 years is slated to take off early Monday morning with space burials in tow.”
Yeah…Astrobotic lunar lander Peregrine will launch with an odd mission:
“The mission will also be carrying several other nonscientific items, including payloads for two companies, Elysium Space and Celestis, that offer “space burials” by taking cremated remains into orbit or to the moon.”
Space burials are cool…and weird.
As we aspire to become a multi-planet species…what do we do with the dead in space? I dunno that we wanna turn the moon into a graveyard. What are the options, though?
Astrobotic lunar lander Peregrine is set to launch at approximately 2:18 a.m. ET on Monday on top of United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket.
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