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Scotty makes it to space.

'Star Trek's' Scotty Sending Ashes to Space
In this undated publicity still released by Paramount Pictures, actor James Doohan appears in character as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in a scene from the 1994 film "Star Trek Generations." ELLIOT MARKS
By TIM KORTE (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated Press
July 26, 2006 2:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Beam me up, indeed! James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the original "Star Trek" TV series and several movies, will have a few grams of his ashes blasted 70 miles into space this fall from southern New Mexico.

Houston-based Space Services Inc. plans to have the ashes of 100 others aboard the Oct. 21 "memorial spaceflight" - among them, Gordon Cooper, one of the original seven Mercury astronauts.

Doohan died last July at age 85. His widow, Wende Doohan, said he would have wanted such a send-off.

"If the privatization of space was available when he was alive, he would have been first in line with a window-seat ticket," she told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday. "It's a way to honor something he would have loved to have done."

The 15-minute suborbital flight is scheduled to launch from the southern New Mexico site - future home of Spaceport America, which state officials hope will one day be a hub for space tourism.

"So far on that flight we have about 100 customers. But if I gave you a good guess, I'd expect it will be well over 100," Space Services spokeswoman Susan Schonfeld said Tuesday "Everybody wants to be on the same rocket as James Doohan. He was so beloved."

The payload will be carried about 70 miles up before returning. Parachutes will then deploy to bring the ashes back to Earth. Customers pay between $495 and $1,495 to place remains of loved ones into an aluminum capsule and send them up.

The ashes of Doohan and Cooper had been scheduled for a launch in California this spring, but Schonfeld said a delay involving another rocket pushed back the company's schedule.

Another rocket carrying more of Doohan's ashes is slated for an orbital launch in December or January. Such flights deliver payloads to orbit, meaning the remains can be aloft for days, weeks or even years before falling back to Earth and burning up in the atmosphere.

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I would have bet anything you would reply first.

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Make it so? Jesus, that's something Picard would say. Get your shit together, ensign.

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no doubt...wtf people....pay attention....and im not a complete freak about startrek, but to those that didnt know...his scottish accent is 100% FAKE...

and for as much $ as they are tossing towards this flight...u would think that the ashes would REMAIN in space...i mean...WHY WASTE THE MONEY AT THAT POINT?

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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...and more than a few grams..

Maybe this is all a secret covert drug cartel communication disguised as a Star Trek thing..

grams... expensive... landing in NewMexico... Yup.. it's a cocaine dropoff...

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