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Luna: The Destiny Flight
The Luna Memorial Spaceflight Service launches capsules with DNA or cremated remains to the moon on a journey of tribute and remembrance. This mission, named The Destiny Flight, is our third mission to the moon. Tickets start at just $12,995 for this historic flight. 0% interest payment plans and military discounts are available. Availability is extremely limited. Don’t miss out, contact Celestis today.
Launch Date: Q3 2025
Voyager: The Infinite Flight
The Voyager Memorial Spaceflight Service launches capsules with DNA or cremated remains on a mission into deep space – beyond the Earth-Moon system on an infinite journey of tribute and remembrance. Our next mission, The Infinite Flight, is our second flight into deep space. Don’t miss out on being part of this Celestis Voyager Service and one of the select few to embark on a journey of a million miles from home. Tickets start at just $12,995 for this historic flight. 0% interest payment plans and military discounts are available. Availability is extremely limited. Don’t miss out, contact Celestis today.
Launch Date: Q1 2025
Luna: The Destiny Flight
Inaugurated in 1998 by NASA’s selection of Celestis to assist in honoring legendary scientist Dr. Eugene Shoemaker aboard the Lunar Prospector spacecraft, the Luna Service sends Flight Capsules of cremated remains or DNA samples to Earth’s moon.
What could be more compelling than looking up in the night sky at our glowing neighbor, knowing your loved one has completed a journey accomplished by so few? The Celestis spacecraft is a permanent lunar memorial for adventurous souls.
Celestis Luna missions also permit – for the first time in human history – off-Earth storage for DNA and digital data archives. All missions are conducted in strict adherence to international and national law, are easy to arrange, and provide a performance guarantee.
Voyager: The Infinite Flight
As humans continue to reach out to explore and, eventually, to settle the solar system and beyond, it is entirely appropriate that our celebrations, rituals, and memorials accompany us.
For many, the notion of a final voyage in space – permanently traversing the cosmos – offers the most appropriate memorial for a life devoted to exploration, adventure, and cosmic awareness.
The Celestis Voyager Service launches a symbolic portion of cremated remains or a DNA sample into deep space, leaving the Earth-Moon system on an infinite journey.
“The stars don’t look bigger, but
they do look brighter.”
– Sally Ride
Discover a Uniquely Compelling Experience
Your Journey to Space
Attend the Launch
For those wishing to attend the launch of the mission, a multi-day service is presented by Celestis. Launch site tours, a memorial service, and VIP viewing from a dedicated location provide a uniquely compelling and fulfilling experience that’s like nothing else available on Earth.
Since 1994, Celestis Memorial Spaceflights has made the dream of spaceflight a reality by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Near-Space, Earth Orbit, to the Lunar Surface, or even beyond. You or your loved one will venture into space as part of a real space mission, riding alongside a commercial or scientific satellite.
It’s an ecological choice that is environmentally benign, which means it does not harm our earth. It’s easy to arrange and surprisingly affordable, especially compared to traditional burials involving embalming, caskets, plots, and expensive undertakings. All of Celestis’ Memorial Space Flights are authorized by US Government Regulations and comply with International Law.
By selecting the Celestis DNA service, you may choose a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight for yourself or a loved one, regardless of final disposition choice. A memorial spaceflight option is no longer limited only to those choosing cremation.
Even more, the Celestis DNA service now extends affordable personal spaceflight options to the living, providing the means for all of us to make a very real journey to space and even to elect off-planet personal DNA storage. Fly as one or with family and friends on a personal voyage among the stars.
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.
Broadway actor, singer, and dancer, known for her role as Lt. Uhura in the television and film series Star Trek®
James "Scotty" Doohan
Canadian actor, known for his role as Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott (”Scotty”) in the television and film series Star Trek®
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
Gene & Majel Barrett Roddenberry
Screenwriter, actress, and producer of Star Trek® TV series
Douglas H. Trumbull
Legendary VFX Pioneer, Filmmaker & Director, Artist, Inventor, Storyteller, Teacher, Mentor
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.
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.
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.
The Celestis contract contains a performance guarantee offering a complimentary second mission should the first mission attempt fail to achieve success.
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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