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

Tomorrow, June 24 (weather permitting, of course), Elon Musk's SpaceX will conduct the third launch of its

Falcon Heavy launch vehicle. This time she has a rather unusual space mission.

Funeral cargo

As part of the Space Test Program-2 mission, the launch vehicle should launch into space 24 satellites, atomic clocks for deep space, as well as the ashes of 152 deceased people.

Special block on a spaceshiprented by Celestis Memorial Spaceflights. She will place a container there with small capsules containing the ashes of the deceased. These are children, astronauts, scientists and people who dreamed of space.

On their capsules, family 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 will be scattered in space. The cost of delivering one such capsule is from 5 to 12.5 thousand dollars, depending on the weight and flight range.

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