Ashes of James Doohan go into space...and back

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Queso, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. macrumors G4

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    The remains of James Doohan, who played Star Trek's imaginatively named "Scotty" Scott from Scotland (yah, I know, Montgomery blah blah blah) were today shot into space inside a rocket launched from Spaceport America, a commercial launching facility in the New Mexico desert. The remains of Doohan, who died two years ago this July aged 85, joined those of astronaut Gordon Cooper and a number of others in the sub-orbital flight. The rocket soon after returned to Earth and landed in the White Sands Missile Range.

    Initial reports that the rocket backfired and toasted some unknown guy in a red shirt were dismissed as a bad taste joke made up by me.

    Anyway, there's no doubt that Doohan was well-loved by the Sci-Fi community, so it's nice to see he got his wish to travel into space in the end.

    CNN
     
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    spork183

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    Boldly going where (almost) no man has gone before.

    Scotty beamed up for the last time.
     
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    dmw007

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    Does anyone know if he really wanted to be "buried" in space? ;)
     

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