Space flights for pets begin this fall
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:12:39 GMT —
Memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones will start this fall by a Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world.
Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced Celestis Pets. Rockets carrying cremated remains of dogs and cats are touted as a way for owners to "celebrate the life of their pet."
Spokeswoman Pazia (PAH'-zee-uh) Schonfeld says the cost will be about the same as for human remains sent into space and returned, starting at about $995.
Celestis Pets is working with a California company, Into the Sunset Pet Transition Center of San Diego, for the doggie and kitty cremations.
Celestis for years has offered a rocket service that takes partial human remains into space and brings them back, including ashes of "Star Trek" TV show creator Gene Roddenberry.