Only twelve people have stepped on the surface of the Moon, but soon, thanks to the space burial service Elysium Space, the first person will make the moon their final resting place.
The San Francisco-based company’s first lunar burial will be the mother of Steve Jenks of Tennessee who lost her life to cancer. Jenks, an infantryman in the Iraq war received regular correspondence from his mother, who finished every letter by assuring him, “No matter how lonely you feel and how far you are, always look at the Moon and know I am with you. I love you to the Moon and back.”
Steve Jenks with his mother of Seymour, Tennessee.
Elysium has designed small metallic cubes to hold portions of the cremated remains of loved ones and is selling a service to launch clusters of these capsules into orbit or soft land them upon the lunar surface.
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