A Texas company is allowing you to remember your beloved pet in a new way.
The private space company Celestis, which is based in Houston, has started Celestis Pets, which can provide the service for $995.
"The pet caretaker, the person who has a pet, may decide it is an appropriate way to celebrate the life of a pet, by sending them to the stars," said Charles Chafer, the CEO of Celestis.
The company works with a San Diego firm which cremates the dog or cat, and then the cremains are sent into space.
The spacecraft will stay in orbit for a few years, or a few hundred years, and eventually the laws of physics and gravity will send that spacecraft burning up in the atmosphere," he said.
Sending human cremains into space is not new. The re
A Texas company is allowing you to remember your beloved pet in a new
mains of individuals ranging from several astronauts to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry were blasted into space.
Chafer says eventually, you will be able to send the remains of your pet to the moon. The cost for that will be a little steeper, about $12,000.