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How to get a funeral in space

How to get a funeral in space
Courtesy of Elysium Space

There's a new business offering to shuttle your remains into space - and even let them rest forever on the moon!

Elysium Space's memorial services let you send your remains up into great unknown, but for a price.

The Elysium Space team will package a "symbolic amount" of your remains in an engraved container, place your container in a module with others' ashes and have that module hitch a ride to space with a commercial or scientific spacecraft.

Your final flight, a trip past Earth's atmosphere, will run you about $2,000 and a trip to the moon costs just under $10,000. Once you get to your destination, the pilot will release the module containing the ashes into the vacuum of space, where your remains will float until the end of time.

Once your ashes are released into space, your family will be able to track your position with a free app downloadable to both Android and Apple gear.

So far, there are several trip booked, and some are close to filling up. If this sounds like something you or a loved one would be interested in, click here for more details. If not, you can save your thousands and put it toward planning an awesome funeral right here on earth.

What do you think of this futuristic funeral trend? Would you do it or are you happy to be buried six feet under here?

Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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