Honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one aboard the next Earth Orbit Service spaceflight. This Earth Orbit service includes
Remaining space aboard this Earth Orbit mission is limited.
Reservations close October 31, 2016.
Starting at $4,995
*Launch dates are subject to change.
**Ability to track the spacecraft is available weeks after the launch takes place.
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 October 31, 2016.
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.
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. The final window to reserve a place aboard this mission for your loved one will close on October 31, 2016.
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.
Family and friends can track the path of the orbital satellite as it makes its journey around the Earth.