SpaceX will send the remains of 152 dead to space with Falcon Heavy

Tomorrow, June 24 (of course, if the weather permits), the SpaceX company Ilona Mask will hold its third launch

carrier rocket Falcon Heavy. This time she has a rather unusual space mission.

Funeral cargo

As part of the Space Test Program-2 mission, the launch vehicle must launch 24 satellites into space, an atomic clock for deep space, and the ashes of 152 deceased people.

Special unit on the spacecraftleased to Celestis Memorial Spaceflights. She will place there a container with small capsules in which there will be ashes of the deceased. These are children, astronauts, scientists and people who dream of space.

On their capsules, relatives and friends left touching engravings: "Reach for the stars!" And "In outer space - forever."

The weight of each capsule with ashes is from 1 to 7 grams. The ashes of the deceased dispel in space. The cost of delivery of one such capsule is from 5 to 12.5 thousand dollars, depending on the weight and distance of the flight.

The launch of the unusual flight will take place from the spaceport in Florida.