Robert Falcon, funeral director at "Heritage Funeral Home" in Harker Heights near Houston, TX, shows the various items he uses to show and sell the Memorial Spaceflights services to his clients.

Space Memorials

Space Services Inc. offers unique way to honor memory of loved ones by sending their ashes into space.

A symbolic portion of cremated remains is placed into Earth orbit as part of a real space mission, riding alongside a commercial or scientific satellite. A portion of cremated remains is placed inside a permanently sealed, individual flight container, loaded into the spacecraft and attached to the launch vehicle.

On launch day, families can gather at the liftoff site to share the experience of seeing their loved ones’ dreams of spaceflight realized.

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Chris Mueller going through the space related materials her late husband, Jerry, collected as he was passionate about space. This what decided her to send some of his ashes into space.
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February 4, 2006
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Chris Mueller with her late husband,Jerry, who died in 1999 in a motorcycle accident. Some of his ashes were sent into space with Space Services Inc. in 2001  but the rocket exploded before reaching its target altitude. Chris decided to try again in 2006.
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February 4, 2006
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File picture of the Taurus rocket of the Odyssey flight taking off on September 21, 2001 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. It was the fourth rocket to carry human ashes from Space Memorial Inc, (Celestis at that time). Unfortunately, the rocket never made it to orbit.
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September 21, 2001
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The Falcon 1 rocket from Space X taking off on March 24, 2006, on its maiden voyage.A similar rocket from the same company will be used by Space Services Inc. for its Memorial Spaceflights later this year.
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March 24, 2006
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