Washington, United States. – Hair samples of deceased former presidents of the United States, George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, They will be sent to outer space.
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Celestis, a Texas-based company that specializes in space burials, announced the plan on Monday, when the United States celebrates President’s Day.
The company said it would send “documented DNA” of former presidents into space on a rocket from the American company United Launch Alliance (ULA) later this year.
Also on board the flight, dubbed the Enterprise, will be some of the cremated remains of the creator of Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry, and other cast members from the 1960s science fiction television series.
In Star Trek, the USS Enterprise was the spaceship whose mission was to “boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Celestes said the hair samples from the four previous presidents were provided by an anonymous donor and came with certificates of authenticity. They originally came from the group of Louis Moshero, a “celebrity hair collector and appraiser” from Michigan, who passed away in 2014.
“These hair samples have been kept in a climate-controlled location for several years in preparation for this mission,” Celestis said in a statement.
“By adding the DNA of these American icons to the Enterprise, we are setting a precedent for future human missions and adding to the historical record of human exploration of deep space,” said Celestis co-founder and CEO Charles Schafer.
Hair samples, as well as thimble-sized capsules from the cremated remains, will be flown into space via ULA Vulcan missilewhich is set to begin its inaugural voyage in the next few months from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The ULA rocket will deploy two satellites, send a lunar lander to the moon, and then launch a payload of hair samples and the cremated remains of former presidents into deep space.
Celestes sent some of Roddenberry’s ashes into Earth orbit in her first rocket launch. Founders Journey In the year 1997.
The Houston company currently charges $4,995 for launching debris into Earth orbit and $12,500 for a trip into deep space beyond the Moon.
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