'Elysium Space' Now Offers the Moon as a Final Resting Place for $12,000

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 8, 2015
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'Elysium Space' can now help descendants follow through with the final wishes of their most extravagant relatives -- a final resting place on the moon. These 'Lunar Memorials' take the deceased's ashes aboard Astrobotic's Griffin lander to head to Earth's lone spinning satellite.

The spaceship will take tiny metal boxes that carry a single gram of the deceased's ashes to the moon. The box can be engraved with the person's initials or any other inscription for extra-terrestrial beings' reading pleasure. All of this costs just $12,000 -- a price tag only marginally more expensive than a standard earthling funeral. Friends and family will even be able to watch the launch of their loved one's journey to their final resting place via video.

With an eternal interest in outer space, this funeral business may in fact do quite well for itself.