Elysium Space will start sending people to their final resting place on the moon.
The company has designed small metallic capsules that will hold cremated remains to be delivered to the surface of the moon, Tech Crunch reports. Elysium is partnering up with Astrobotic, and the memorial services will be launched using SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 vehicle.
Aside from the lunar burial, Elysium offers two other memorial services. The Shooting Star Memorial will send the capsules into low-Earth orbit, allowing them to return to Earth as a shooting star, while the Milky Way Memorial will send capsules in the opposite direction into deep space.
The Astrobotic’s Griffin Lander That Will Deliver Elysium’s Capsules.Courtesy of Astrobotic/Elysium Space
The first 50 reservations will be priced at just under $10,000.
Steve Jenks, an infantryman in the Iraq war, will be one of the first people to purchase the lunar burial memorial service. He’s doing so in honor of his mother, who lost her battle with cancer. When he was overseas she ended every letter she sent him with the following: “No matter how lonely you feel and how far you are, always look at the Moon and know I am with you. I love you to the Moon and back.”
Steven Jenks And His Mother.Courtesy of Steven Jenks/Elysium Space