Scotty (briefly) returns to space

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Apr 28, 2007

Jimmy Doohan, the actor who played Scotty on Star Trek, had a small portion of his ashes launched very briefly into space this morning. The rocket, supplied by UP Aerospace, went up about 72 miles, which is officially considered to be "space", so there you go.

I'm still not sure what to think of all this (my original musings are here). But in the end it does help promote space travel, and that's probably good.

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