Memorial Spaceflights

Heritage Flight

Honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one aboard the next Earth Orbit Service spaceflight. Reservations close January 31, 2017.

About The Heritage Flight

A mission of purpose, a dream fulfilled.

Launch Experience

Witness the power and grandeur of a launch into space.

Honored Participants

Read about the participants aboard the Heritage Flight.


Hear first hand impressions from Celestis launch guests.

Heritage Flight Details

Honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one aboard the next Earth Orbit Service spaceflight. This Earth Orbit service includes

  • Personal flight capsule launched to Earth orbit.
  • Invitation to witness the exciting rocket launch carrying your loved one aboard.*
  • Participation in a three day memorial event in Cape Canaveral, the cradle of the American space program. Includes a trip to view a close up of the rocket prior to launch, memorial service, and more. 
  • Unable to travel to see the launch? No problem. Watch the memorial service and the launch live, via webcast. 
  • Service performance is guaranteed.

Remaining space aboard this Earth Orbit mission is limited.

Reservations close January 31, 2017.

Starting at $4,995

*Launch dates are subject to change.

**Ability to track the spacecraft is available weeks after the launch takes place.

About the Heritage Flight

For someone who always loved space, longed to journey among the stars, or simply found peace and tranquility in the evening sky, orbiting Earth aboard a Celestis spacecraft is a truly befitting way to celebrate and remember a life.  

Join families from around the world at Cape Canaveral, Florida for the ultimate mission of purpose – the Celestis Heritage Flight.

Like previous missions, the Heritage Flight - Celestis’ 7th Earth Orbit Service mission -  is expected to be sold out well in advance.

Contact us today and ensure your loved one's participation in this mission!

Reservations close January 31, 2017.

Earth Orbit Service #7

Celestis Memorial Spaceflight: #16
Mission Name: Heritage Flight
Launch Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Launch Date: Q3 2017

Launch Experience: Cape Canaveral

Celestis memorial space launches bring together people from all over the world for a shared commemorative event. The chance to share stories about a loved one on board, to make new friends, and to witness – often for the first time  –  the power and grandeur of a launch into space is an experience you will cherish for years.

These special memories and lifelong connections can be a great comfort to loved ones during a time of loss and grief.

Memorial Service
Attend the Heritage Flight memorial service, an event that brings together people from all over the world who share thoughts and remembrances of the loved ones on board.
Launch Pad Tour
Up close tour of the launch complex and rocket on the launch pad for a final fare well. Visit of the Kennedy Space Center
Launch Day
"Three, two, one, we have liftoff!" Experience the power and emotion of liftoff as the rocket launches, carrying aboard your loved one aboard.

Surrey Satellite Technology

The Heritage Flight will be hosted aboard the OTB (Orbital Test Bed) satellite, now undergoing final construction and testing at the Surrey Satellite US facility in Englewood, Colorado.  OTB will orbit the Earth for at least five years and may be tracked on this website, joining two other Celestis spacecraft currently orbiting the planet.

On May 16, 2016 the first group of participants' capsules was integrated (attached) aboard the satellite, well before it is delivered to the launch site.


Honored Participants aboard the Heritage Flight

What People Are Saying


Heritage Flight Mission Logo

The American mission patch tradition dates back to the earliest days of human spaceflight when Mercury program crew personalized their spacecraft by naming them. As spaceflight developed over the following decades, it was inevitable that memorial spaceflights would become an integral part of the space age.

Celestis missions are unique, and with each mission patch we honor the mission's participants, their families and friends, and all the other people that make the launch possible. The Heritage Flight mission patch commemorates the lives of those on board the flight and pays tribute to all the men and women in Colorado, California, Texas and Florida who have worked so hard to bring about this historic, Earth orbit mission.

The Heritage Flight mission patch is designed by renowned designer and illustrator Eric Gignac, also co-designer of NASA Space Shuttle mission patches celebrating the STS 128 and 133 missions.

Track Your Loved One In Earth Orbit

Family and friends can track the path of the orbital satellite as it makes its journey around the Earth.

Satellite Tracking