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MOST peo­ple will never get to live their dreams of go­ing into space, but one Sh­effield com­pany is of­fer­ing peo­ple the chance to spend all eter­nity up there…

If you don’t like talk­ing about death, look away now, be­cause As­cen­sion Flights’ busi­ness is all about space fu­ner­als!

The idea is that a small rocket blasts off with a can­is­ter of a per­son’s ashes, then re­leases them 35km above Earth. An onboard HD cam­era will film the re­lease against the curve of Earth and the dark­ness of space, and As­cen­sion claims that mois­ture in the can­is­ter will cre­ate “a plume of glit­ter”.

It’s doubt­ful that much (if any) of the ashes will go into outer space, but it sounds like a very cool send-off! What do you think?

A pic­ture taken dur­ing one of As­cen­sion’s test launches

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