Space Funerals now Under $2K

August 11, 2013
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Technology is booming in the funeral industry right now, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Now thanks to Elysium Space, we’ve reached a new milestone in burial tech, offering you your own funeral in space for just under $2,000. (Seriously.)
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In just the last few years alone, we’ve gone from the disposing of bodies through environmentally conscience means using alkaline-hydrolysis, to having your loved one’s ashes compressed into a diamond that you can wear as a ring, and now, your own space funeral for just $1,990, all thanks to Elysium Space.

The new start-up based in San Francisco, CA will send your cremated remains into low orbit, where they will circle the Earth for a few months before reentering the atmosphere, and burning up into a fireball. And as if that wasn’t amazing enough, the entire time your cremated ashes are in space, you can actually track where they are using this iPhone appWow.

We’ve all surly looked up into the void and wondered what going to space would be like during our life. So, would you take the opportunity to find out right after?

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/356228#ixzz2bgBVHzNC

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