George Washington, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan are occurring a hair-raising journey into outer house.
Not the precise — and lengthy lifeless — former US presidents, after all, however samples of their hair.
Celestis, a Texas-based firm that focuses on house burials, introduced the plan on Monday, which is well known as Presidents’ Day in the USA.
Celestis stated it should launch “what we imagine to be authenticated DNA” of the previous presidents into house aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket later this yr.
Additionally aboard the flight — dubbed “Enterprise” — shall be a number of the cremated stays of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and different solid members from the groundbreaking Nineteen Sixties tv collection.
The USS Enterprise was the starship within the sci-fi present whose mission was to “go boldly the place no man has gone earlier than.”
Celestis stated the hair samples of the 4 former presidents have been gifted by an nameless donor and have been accompanied by certificates of authenticity.
It stated they initially got here from the gathering of Louis Mushro, a “superstar hair collector and appraiser” from Michigan who died in 2014.
“These hair samples have been in a climate-controlled facility for a number of years in preparation for this mission,” Celestis stated in a press release.
“By including the DNA of those American icons to Enterprise, we set up a precursor for future human missions, and add to the historic report of human exploration of deep house,” Celestis co-founder and CEO Charles Chafer stated.
The hair samples and thimble-sized capsules of cremated stays are to be carried into house by a ULA Vulcan rocket scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, within the subsequent few months on its maider flight.
The ULA rocket is to deploy two satellites, ship a personal lunar lander to the Moon after which launch the payload of hair samples and stays into deep house.
ULA president and CEO Tory Bruno stated it was a “great honor to work with Celestis to launch these 4 esteemed US presidents on our Vulcan launch car.”
Celestis despatched a few of Roddenberry’s ashes into orbit across the Earth on its premier “Founders Flight” rocket launch in 1997.
The Houston firm presently costs $4,995 to launch stays into Earth orbit and a voyage into deep house past the Moon begins at $12,500/
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