Â A Texas company is allowing you to remember your beloved pet in a new way.
Â The private space company Celestis, which is based in Houston, has started Celestis Pets, which can provide the service for $995.
Â "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.
Â The company works with a San Diego firm which cremates the dog or cat, and then the cremains are sent into space.
Â 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.
Â Sending human cremains into space is not new.Â The re
Â 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.
Â Chafer says eventually, you will be able to send the remains of your pet to the moon.Â The cost for that will be a little steeper, about $12,000.