NASA sending human remains to the moon summer 2021

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People’s cremated ashes are to be sent to the Moon next year as part of a commercial burial service piggybacking on a NASA lunar mission. Texas space memorial firm Celestis will provide more than a dozen capsules carrying human remains and DNA for the flight. Dubbed Luna 2, the mission will launch on a July 2021 NASA flight to a region of the Moon called Lacus Mortis, Space.com reports. To date, only one person – revolutionary planetary scientist Eugene Shoemaker – has been buried on the lunar surface. Celestis, which is based in Houston, aims to change that by regularly firing up remains to Earth’s rocky neighbor.

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