A US company, Celestis, is offering the ultimate in the scattering ashes: they drop them onto the moon!
The company has already sent the ashes of 100 people into orbit but it now upping the ante and offering to drop them onto the lunar service. A geologist who picked the site for the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, Mareat West, is the first person to be laid to rest in this way with 2 grams of her remains to be placed on the moon.
1. Space Memorial Services - Creating affordable & accessible options for end-of-life ceremonies beyond earth opens up new revenue streams for the death care industry.
2. Moon Tourism - As space becomes more accessible, the travel and tourism industry can take advantage of the trend and expand their offerings to include lunar visits and experiences.
3. Celestial Burial Rituals - Innovative burial methods can revolutionize the funeral industry, allowing people to achieve their lifelong dream of exploring space even after they've passed away.
1. Death Care - The death care industry can explore new and creative ways to help clients celebrate their lives and reach for the stars in their final journey.
2. Space Exploration - As private companies focus on space travel, it becomes critical to have business models for the space economy in place, with an emphasis on sustainability and cost-effectiveness.
3. Tourism - As space tourism becomes a reality, businesses can offer unique experiences beyond our planet and market them to the adventurous traveler seeking once in a lifetime experiences.