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

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

  1. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    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.

  2. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    Boldly going where (almost) no man has gone before.

    Scotty beamed up for the last time.
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Does anyone know if he really wanted to be "buried" in space? ;)

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