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Fact: It’s a lot cheaper to go into space dead than alive

While we’re talking about exorbitant prices for a ticket to go into space, a company based in San Francisco is now offering the opportunity of, er, the end of a lifetime, to get a space burial for a wallet-friendly US$1,990.

The memorial spacecraft carrying a ‘symbolic portion’ of the cremated ashes will orbit Earth for several months, and family members can follow the starry afterlife journey via a mobile app that shows how the world looks from the spacecraft in real time as well as the spacecraft’s location. Bookings are now open.

Elysium space burial
Elysium space burial
Elysium space burial

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