Sending Your Ashes into Space Just Got a Lot Cheaper


Want to host a burial that’s out of this world? There’s an app for that.

Established in 2013, Elysium Space — named after the state of perpetual happiness in Greek mythology (and not after the eponymous Matt Damon movie) — is offering to send people’s ashes to space for $1,990, Gawker reports.

The “Memorial Spaceflight Service” includes the collection and delivery of the ashes to space, an engraving of the loved one’s initials on “capsules” containing remains, the printing of a 80-character personal message on metal plate to be displayed on the spacecraft, a ticket to the launch and a video of the event, as well as a certificate honoring the completion of the mission.

(MORE: China Plots More Sea Burials; Faces Grave-Space Limitation)

Founded by Thomas Civeit, who used to work for NASA and on the Hubble Space Telescope, the corporation will send customers a kit with a mini…

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