What better way to start a Monday than with a post about tractor beams!
From the New York Times:
The rocket was also carrying the ashes of 208 people who had paid to have their remains shot into space, including the astronaut Gordon Cooper and the actor James Doohan, who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, the wily engineer on the original “Star Trek” television series. The service is called an “Explorers Flight” by the company that arranges them, Celestis, Inc. Last night the company’s web page stated, “The Explorers Flight mission appears not to have reached orbit tonight,” and the Wikipedia pages of Cooper and Doohan had already been edited early Sunday morning to reflect the news.
Poor ProjectX and Scotty Thankfully, we at DSI are using our own proprietary rockets.