… if you’re willing to pay anywhere from $1,285 to $12,500 to get one ounce of your ashes sent somewhere out into space, of course. And that’s on a spacecraft that’s already headed where you’re headed, to put a satellite into orbit or something like that. So while you don’t get your own little spacecraft to go to space in, you still get to go to space. Of course, you’re already dead, which means that you can’t enjoy the view, but never mind that.
Some people have already been sent to space for their funerals, like Timothy Leary and 23 others. I think pretty many people would say that this is really “special” and use a lot of other flowery adjectives, but personally, I don’t see the point. Not to be disrespectful, but to me, there’s no reason to do anything special with a loved one’s lifeless body; it’s an empty shell.
I’d kind of like my family to spend as little money on my funeral as possible, because I think it’s a rip off. I think funeral homes try to sell you expensive coffins and other fancy stuff. Perhaps it’s just the large cynic in me.
In any case, if you do want to go to space after you die, now you can! And compared to the prices of a really lavish funeral, it’s really not that expensive, depending on what orbit or landing you choose!