Space flights for pet remains

Published On: Aug 01 2014 07:05:59 AM EDT
Houston, Texas -

 A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones.
    
Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced that rockets carrying the cremated remains of dogs and cats will start this fall.
    
Spokeswoman Pazia (PAH'-zee-uh) Schonfeld says the cost will be about the same as for human remains sent into space and returned, starting at about $995.
    
Celestis Pets is working with a California company, Into the Sunset Pet Transition Center of San Diego, for pet cremations.
    
Celestis for years has offered a rocket service that takes partial human remains into space and brings them back, including ashes of "Star Trek" TV show creator Gene Roddenberry.

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