Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Space Tourism Is Already Here, But You Have To Be Dead

The estate of James Doohan has revealed that his ashes will be shot into space, per his wishes. He will orbit gracefully a few times, then fall back to Earth, at which point he will be re-cremated, this time for good.

He's not the first celebrity to get this treatment. In fact, Doohan is going up with the remains of 50 other people, including on of the Apollo astronauts. Gene Roddenberry has already completed his apogees. Hell, it's practically a FedEx run nowadays. But what about us, the ones who can enjoy it? The living? When do I get to go?

Bigelowe Aerospace says 2010. Of course, when space hotels are built (and can space motels be far behind?) can zero-gravity sex be far behind? Violet Blue points out that if you're going to try it, you better be okay with some kind of bondage, by necessity.

Of course, this is all moot to me. I can't afford a week in Hawaii this year. When a room costs in the multi-millions, well, I just hope you guys have fun. And that they find a way to velcro a mint to your pillow.

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