Launch your ashes on a rocket
If it's not a huge priority to be technically alive when you get there, it's actually pretty easy to have your earthly remains rocketed into the great beyond. Companies like Mesoloft, Celestis, and Elysium Space offer unique "space burials" wherein a portion of your remains are packed into a satellite launch vehicle or strapped to a weather balloon and taken out of the atmosphere. You'd be in good company up there, too -- both Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and LSD guru Timothy Leary's ashes were aboard one of the first ever flights back in the '90s.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor.
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