POSTED May 22, 2012
New lights in the sky — billionaires blazing ⚓
So, Space X got off the ground last night. Word on the street is, they’re predicting the price for a private flight into space to drop to $20MM (instead of Nasa’s $60MM) by 2015. Also, the remains of actor James Doohan and 200 others are aboard as part of a new space burial program. Apparently you can purchase a sub-orbital burial that will burn up on re-entry, or be sent into deeper space and never return. Right now I’m imagining a future where we don’t just send cremated ashes into space (a bit redundant if you ask me), but full specimens, which burn up whole on re-entry like so many shooting stars in the night sky. A constant, fleeting reminder of the beauty of being a billionaire.