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Roddenberrys Headed To Space

By T'Bonz
January 28, 2009 - 4:03 AM

The remains of Gene Roddenberry and his wife Majel Barrett-Roddenberry will be sent together into space next year.

As reported by Yahoo! News, the creator of Star Trek and his wife will be sent into space next year courtesy of Celestic Inc., a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights."

The remains will be sealed into specially made capsules designed to withstand the rigors of space travel. These capsules will be sent along with digitized tributes from Star Trek fans. The spacecraft and remains will travel into space and are not expected to return to earth, according to a company spokesperson.

Barrett-Roddenberry commissioned Celestic to launch part of her husband's remains into space in 1997. Gene Roddenberry passed away in 1991 and his wife followed last December.

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