The ashes of Star Trek’s Scotty were due to be blasted into space but technical hitches have delayed the event. Reading the story though, I was struck by this sentence:
There are two price plans for the flight from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, $995 (£579) and $5,300 (£3,082).
Two ? Why ? Without wanting to sound disrespectful to the dead, why two ? The rocket is the same. The destination is the same. There is no need for in-flight amenities (cue possible jokes about films / music) so why two price plans ? It’s a huge difference between the prices as well…
– wanders off to the company website –
Gets odder. It seems you can only send a ‘cremated remains sample‘ of the ashes. The rest is just too weird for description and begs the question – who believes this junk ? It’s not like you can ask for a refund, or check on ANY aspect of results-based performance is it ? Bizarre.