Space funeral for petsSeptember 19, 2014 // No Comments
As reported in the Funeral Service Journal in September 2014, an American company that already blasts human remains into space is extending its services to pets.
Texas-based Celestis Memorial Spaceflights made their inaugural launch in 1995, in which human cremated remains were blasted into space. The company believes that this is a unique and compelling way to honour loved ones. They’ve now extended their service to include man’s best friend. There are a range of options, with fees ranging from £600 to £7000, to include an engraved flight capsule on a mission of the buyer’s choice. The capsule may contain one gram of cremated ashes or a lock of hair. The price also includes an invitation to attend the launch and a tour of the company’s facilities. The pet’s name, photograph and biography will also be placed on the company’s website and the owner receives a certificate.