Space the final frontier for ‘Star Trek’ creator, wife

Oklahoman Published: January 28, 2009
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LOS ANGELES — "Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and his wife will spend eternity together in space.

Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights,” said Monday it will ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry (shown) into space next year.


The couple’s cremated remains will be sealed into specially made capsules designed to withstand the rigors of space travel. A rocket-launched spacecraft will carry the capsules, along with digitized tributes from fans. The Roddenberrys’ remains — and the spacecraft — will travel ever deeper into space and will not return to Earth, company spokeswoman Susan Schonfeld said.

After Gene Roddenberry died in 1991, his wife commissioned Celestis to launch a part of his remains into space in 1997. She died Dec. 18, 2008.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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