[Clayart] marketing

Robert Harris robertgharris at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 21:56:31 EST 2017


There are several companies that advertise launching ashes into space. I
will not name them since I have no idea how "snake oily" they are. Just
google it.

They even advertise a service that returns the ashes back to earth (for
retrieval) after launch. I have to admit, that sounds like such low earth
orbit that I wonder if it truly qualifies as space!


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 9:01 AM, Girrell, Bruce <bigirrell at microlinetc.com>

> Paul Gerhold wrote:
> ...the better solution would be a removable seal that would prevent
> accidental spillage but also allow the lid to be removed without having to
> break the urn.
> Sounds like the hot melt glue solution mentioned in another post addresses
> that very well. When done with a little care (which would involve heating
> the urn and lid so the hot melt glue would flow well), I would think that
> the join would be practically invisible, yet hermetic and very strong.
> Still, with just a bit of heating, the lid could easily be removed.
> I would like to see if I could get about a gram of my ashes launched into
> space. Aim it toward the Earth so as not to become space debris. The ashes
> might (should) make little shooting stars in the night sky as they
> re-entered the Earth's atmosphere at 17,000 mph. Launch costs are currently
> running about $5000 per kilogram, meaning that a gram would cost only about
> 5 bucks plus, of course, the cost for launching its container and a couple
> minutes of time from an astronaut. If perchance the service became popular,
> it would be easy to automate the ejection of the remains (so that relatives
> would know when to watch) and provide another source of revenue (OK, a
> minor source of revenue) for the space program.
> Bruce "Mr. Parenthetic Comment" Girrell

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