The Historic Enterprise Flight

Travel through Deep Space, leaving the Earth-Moon System

The first Celestis Voyager Memorial Spaceflight – the Enterprise Flight – is launching from Earth and traveling up to 185 million miles (297 mil km) from Earth into deep space. Participant’s DNA or cremated remains will soar on this mission into deep space on an infinite journey of tribute and remembrance.

The Voyager service is a true mission of exploration, sending the Celestis spacecraft carrying DNA or cremated remains on a permanent celestial journey well beyond our Earth-Moon system. This inaugural Celestis Voyager Service is one of the first of humanity to embark on a journey this far from home. Our Enterprise Flight provides a deep space voyage in tribute to Star Trek’s first family, creator Gene Roddenberry & Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. Traveling with them is beloved crew-mate James “Scotty” Doohan, all alongside others from around the world.

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WATCH LIVE EVENTS

Memorial Service

1/6/24 at 10am EST

Friends, family, and loved ones honor through music, spoken word, and imagery the participants aboard the Enterprise and Tranquility Memorial Spaceflights.

Dinner Service

1/6/24 at 6:45pm EST

Hosted by Celestis Ambassador Marc B. Lee, the Celestis Welcome Dinner celebrates Star Trek and its role in the foundation of Celestis. Special guests and video presentations from the Star Trek community, from the companies providing launch services for Tranquility and Enterprise Flights, and celebrities will highlight and preview the events to come.

Rocket Launch

1/8/24 at 2:18am EST

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan VC2S rocket will launch the first certification mission from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

What’s Onboard the Enterprise Flight?

This historic flight will carry presidents, celebrities, astronauts, and everyday citizens on a journey that fulfills their dream of spaceflight. Not only will the Vulcan Centar carry the first human outpost into deep space, but it will also carry their lives and stories on an endless journey.

Learn more below:

Cremated Remains

Celestis DNA™

Celestis MindFile™

US Presidents

Enterprise Station

Featured participants

Memorial

Gene & Majel Roddenberry

Nichelle Nichols

James Doohan

Douglas Trumbull

Grace Nelson

Keaton Sayess

Jason Knox

Mary Ann Nishisaka

Colin Keay

Gene & Majel Roddenberry

Nichelle Nichols

James Doohan

Douglas Trumbull

Grace Nelson

Keaton Sayess

Jason Knox

Mary Ann Nishisaka

Colin Keay

Vuppu Bharathi

Richard Braastad

Jo Ann Holder

Vuppu Bharathi

Richard Braastad

Jo Ann Holder

Charles Bramhall

Susan Riegle

Uri Fernandez I Mosull

Douglas Coppola

David Pileggi

Brandon Toh

Bernadette Salter

Charles Bramhall

Susan Riegle

Uri Fernandez I Mosull

Douglas Coppola

David Pileggi

Brandon Toh

Bernadette Salter

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Celestis DNA™

Hong Gil

James Trefil

Lee Anderson

Eric McCraken

Melvin Schuetz

Hong Gil

James Trefil

Lee Anderson

Eric McCraken

Melvin Schuetz

Lisa Pierce

Lisa Pierce

Marc Lee

Stephen Branson

Sharon Krueger and Bion Pohl

Marc Lee

Stephen Branson

Sharon Krueger and Bion Pohl

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Celestis Mindfile™

Starr Adair Ivey

Brian Cosey

Glenn Arnold Carter

Chang Ju Lim

Harrison Egdorf

Starr Adair Ivey

Brian Cosey

Glenn Arnold Carter

Chang Ju Lim

Harrison Egdorf

Rachel Tillman

Rachel Tillman

Marshall Collister

Bob Moran

Yesnie

Marshall Collister

Bob Moran

Yesnie

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Sending Our Nation’s Iconic Leaders to the Cosmos

Celestis is celebrating the American presidency by symbolically sending three of our nation’s leaders on a journey to deep space aboard the Enterprise Flight, humanity’s first deep space time capsule.

A Historic Celebration of American Heritage

The Enterprise Flight will carry hair samples containing what we believe to be the DNA of George Washington, Dwight Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy. These will be included on a spacecraft containing DNA, cremated remains, and MindFiles of more than 200 individuals – on an infinite voyage into interplanetary space. This voyage will also include Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, original cast members, and others from across the globe.

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Four legendary Star Trek® figures

Including Gene and Majel Roddenberry, creators of the iconic franchise, are embarking on a cosmic journey with Celestis. Their memory and remains venture into the stars aboard the Celestis Enterprise Flight, joining James “Scotty” Doohan, beloved for his role as Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott. Nichelle Nichols, renowned for her portrayal of Nyota Uhura, also joins. They’ve chosen Celestis to send symbolic portions of their cremated remains on this voyage, aligning with Star Trek’s vision of exploration and unity. This cosmic journey is a fitting tribute to these iconic actors who’ve inspired generations.

CELESTIS MindFiles™

Engraving Your Name, Message, and Photos for 10,000 Years
The Celestis MindFile™ is being sent on the Enterprise Flight. It can archive over 81,000 pages of eye-readable text or pictures on a one-inch nickel disc 10,000 times faster than current focused ion beam technology for over 10,000 years!

Readable to the human eye, the content is laser-etched to one billionth of a meter onto a nickel surface, making your engraving virtually disaster-proof and withstand temperatures up to 2,651 degrees F.

Enterprise Station - Humanity’s First Outpost in Deep Space

United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) brand new Vulcan Centaur Cert-1 launch vehicle will fulfill, at long last, Celestis’ deep space mission profile. The Enterprise Flight will establish Enterprise Station, a historic first outpost representing humanity in deep space.

Once its stable solar orbit has been established, the Enterprise Flight will be renamed Enterprise Station and will be the first imprint of humanity – with its DNA, data, and memorial flights – to go beyond the Earth-Moon system, becoming part of the deeper cosmos. Moreover, it will serve as a beacon to “others” – a representation of Earth, its customs, and its culture to possible other lifeforms that may exist in our galaxy.

An Unprecedented Mission of Firsts

Here’s a look at Celestis’ upcoming Tranquility and Enterprise Flights by the numbers:

• The first flight of the Vulcan launch vehicle
• The first commercial lunar lander (Astrobotic Peregrine)
• The first U.S. lunar landing since 1972’s Apollo 17
• The first-ever outpost of humanity in deep space

Did you miss this flight?

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SEND DNA TO SPACE

The Celestis DNA™ service includes – at no extra cost – a DNA Memorial Home Banking Solution kit. In addition, the DNA Memorial will provide a second DNA sample, permitting long-term DNA storage at
home and off-planet!

SEND ASHES TO SPACE

Launch a solo occupancy flight capsule containing the ashes of a loved one to space, or opt for the double occupancy Gemini capsule to fly with your loved one aboard the Enterprise Flight. Destination: Deep Space. Select this option for yourself or a loved one, regardless of choice for final disposition.

Our Clients’ Experiences

Nichole Stott

“My husband and I often think of how beautiful that day in May 2012 was when we came together to watch our Eileen reach for the stars.”

James 'Scotty

“Doohan widow, Wende Doohan – An Amazing Experience”

Astronaut Jon A. McBride

“I am [..] flooded by emotions of what I see and hear, to be with you, and think of the wonderful thing you chose to do for your loved ones. They truly “slipped the surly bonds of earth.. and touch the face of God.”

The Wirth Family

A Small Part in Achieving Space “It’s an incredibly rewarding experience we’ll take with us for the rest of our lives.”

Celestis Memorial Spaceflights Catalog

Request a free Celestis catalog with valuable information about how you can launch DNA or ashes into deep space. Join an upcoming missing for an unforgettable experience.

A Legacy of Trust

For nearly three decades, Celestis has honored the lives of loved ones from more than 35 nations. People from every background and leaders in science, exploration, the aerospace industry, NASA, entertainment & film, education, and military service have placed their trust in Celestis to fulfill their goal of spaceflight. In return, Celestis provides unparalleled customer service with respect, care, and commitment. We are honored to share with you their stories.

Eugene Shoemaker

Eugene Shoemaker, a lunar geology pioneer, gained recognition for his groundbreaking work and the discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9’s impact on Jupiter in 1994.

Mareta N. West

Mareta N. West was a groundbreaking geologist who played a pivotal role in NASA’s space program, contributing to the selection of lunar landing sites and being part of the Geology Experiment Team for Apollo 11.

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. (Col., USAF)

Aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and as one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury orbited the Earth aboard Faith 7.

Krafft A. Ehricke

Krafft A. Ehricke, a pioneering rocket scientist, contributed to the Atlas rocket and Centaur upper stage, leaving a legacy in space exploration.

William J. Shaw

William J. Shaw, a dedicated Air Force officer, loving husband, and advocate for Alzheimer’s research, left a legacy of love and service.

Phil Chapman

Mission Scientist for Apollo 14, one of six missions that landed humans on the Moon.

Celestis Services Include

When you select a Celestis Spaceflight, you’ve chosen the pioneer and most experienced team ever assembled to fulfill the dream of spaceflight for yourself or a loved one. Celestis’ attention to detail, flawless execution, and performance guarantee ensures a memorial experience like no other.

Choose Destination

Launch to space a personalized flight capsule containing DNA or cremated remains with destination options of deep space or something closer to home. Select this option for yourself or a loved one, regardless of choice for final disposition.

Attend the Launch

Attend all Celestis launch events, including a launch site tour when available, astronaut dinner, memorial service, and launch viewing from a preferred location. Most events are webcast, permitting participation by friends and loved ones unable to attend.

Keepsakes

Celestis produces a custom video of the experience, provided to each participant’s family. An official Certificate of Mission Completion, specifying mission accomplishments, is also included.

Off-Planet DNA Storage

Off-Planet DNA Storage – If you choose this service, we’ll place your DNA aboard a spacecraft that embarks on a mission beyond our Earth-Moon system on an endless journey. Your DNA will travel through space for the rest of eternity.

DNA Banking Storage

Going the DNA route? The Celestis DNA™ service includes – at no extra cost – a DNA Memorial Home Banking Solution kit. In addition, DNA Memorial will provide a second DNA sample, permitting long-term DNA storage at home and off-planet! This ensures your genetic history is preserved and available for future analysis and assessment.

Performance Guarantee

The Celestis contract contains a performance guarantee offering a complimentary second mission should the first mission attempt fail to achieve success.

Enterprise Flight Mission Patch

For all of our Trekkie fans, Star Trek’s® influence upon the Enterprise mission can be felt deeply even in the mission’s patch, which was designed by space artist Eric Gignac. The patch depicts “the dominant star…crossed by a version of the traditional NASA astronaut logo – a shooting star borne on a winged column – signifying that all those aboard will reach space and, symbolically, become astronauts as they make their final journey among the stars.”

About Celestis

Celestis is the only company to have successfully conducted 20 Memorial Spaceflight missions with more scheduled and the only company to be selected by NASA to honor one of its scientists. For nearly three decades, Celestis has been an iconic pioneer and global leader of the commercial space age.

A Look Back on Our Missions

Starseeker flight
Heritage Flight
Tribute Flight
New Frontier Flight

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