Seven years after his death, actor James Doohan’s wish for his remains to be launched into space is being honored.
With SpaceX’s launch this morning, Doohan’s cremated ashes, along with those of about 300 other space enthusiasts, are headed to the International Space Station.
It cost approximately $3,000 per family to have the ashes included on the flight.
In addition to Doohan, the capsule also includes the remains of late Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper, who died in 2004. Doohan passed away in 2005 of pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease.