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posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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I think it is obvious that we will not go back to the moon before every one who has been there dies, so I was wondering if Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon, would he be allowed to be the first to be burried there.

But then I decided, to hell with neil, what about me?
and to hell with the moon, what about just regular space?

How hard and expensive would it be to put my corpse in a steel, bullet shaped box and shoot me through the atmosphere with some super-connon?

[edit on 14-3-2009 by president]




posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 11:37 AM
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Eehhhh, not only would we be sending our trash to other planets, but would be sending our trash into other parts of the universe?.......LOL....being facetious, your Idea would be cost prohibitive for us average joe's.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 03:44 PM
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And you just never know. Aliens out in space might just be able to catch you flying along and bring you back to life! lol.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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That would be quite the funeral to be sure!

I wonder if anyone has ever brought up the possibility of firing our trash into the sun?



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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The Creator Of Star Trek Had His Ashes Fired Up Into Space And I Believe It Cost In Excess Of £1m.. Uhh.. $2m? (



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by Lee_K
And you just never know. Aliens out in space might just be able to catch you flying along and bring you back to life! lol.



That was the direction I was gonna go with this...





As a matter of fact, since they haven't found out how to prevent the blood from crystallizing during cryonics, you'd probably have a better chance of beating death by going that route - if that matters.



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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If you don't mind being cremated I think your ashes could be launched up there with less cost than a corps.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by president
I think it is obvious that we will not go back to the moon before every one who has been there dies, so I was wondering if Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon, would he be allowed to be the first to be burried there.


There is already someone buried on the moon:
Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928 - 1997)



Dr. Shoemaker helped pioneer the field of astrogeology by founding the Astrogeology Research Program of the U.S. Geological Survey in 1961 at Flagstaff, Arizona and he was its first director. He was prominently involved in the Lunar Ranger missions to the Moon, which showed that the Moon was covered with a wide size range of impact craters. Dr. Shoemaker was also involved in the training of the American astronauts. He was set to be the first geologist to walk on the Moon but was disqualified due to being diagnosed with Addison's disease, a disorder of the adrenal gland. Shoemaker would train astronauts during field trips to Meteor Crater and Sunset Crater near Flagstaff.
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Dr. Shoemaker spent much of his later years searching for and finding several previously unnoticed or undiscovered meteor craters around the world. It was during one such expedition that Dr. Shoemaker died in a car accident while on the Tanami Road northwest of Alice Springs, Australia in July 1997. On July 31, 1999, some of his ashes were carried to the Moon by the Lunar Prospector space probe in a capsule designed by Carolyn Porco. To date, he is the only person to have been buried on the Moon.

The brass foil wrapping of Dr. Shoemaker's memorial capsule is inscribed with images of Comet Hale-Bopp, the Barringer Crater, and a quotation from Romeo and Juliet reading

"And, when he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun."[3]


en.wikipedia.org...

Eugene Shoemaker Ashes Carried on Lunar Prospector:
www2.jpl.nasa.gov...

Learn more about space burials here:
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by flyingfish
If you don't mind being cremated I think your ashes could be launched up there with less cost than a corps.




Actually, I think I will be cremated. then I will have my ashes mixed into the potting soil of some exotic plant in a fancy vase.



The creator of star trek (wasn't that Gene Rodenburry or something like that) and an astronought (Eugene Shoemaker) were already cremated and sent up there and I didn't know. I really need to read more.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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It is somewhat reasonable (considering the cost of funerals nowadays) but they only put a few grams of remains into space.


www.memorialspaceflights.com...



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by Truth_Skepticism_Reality
The Creator Of Star Trek Had His Ashes Fired Up Into Space And I Believe It Cost In Excess Of £1m.. Uhh.. $2m? (


yhea I think I heard about that... It's a very expensive commercial venture, they borrow a bit of space on a rocket that's taking satellites up... And you only get to shoot something like 50 grammes of ash up there!



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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I like the idea that Carl Sagan brought up in Contact. That'd be pretty neat. I wouldn't mind having my ashes orbit the earth for the rest of time. Also, another thing brought up in Contact would be what Hadden did towards the end of the book... I won't spoil it, but I would love to do that...




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