Long gone are the days of getting buried in a graveyard; Elysium Space is a San Francisco-based company that wants to send your loved ones’ remains to space.
No, you haven’t read that wrong, this is a legitimate company that is charging the small sum of (starting price) $9,950 for a burial upon the moon, a shooting star or into the Milky Way.
This out of this world burial method has found the first person to make the Moon her final resting place– the mother of Steve Jenks of Tennessee who lost her life to cancer. Jenks was an infantryman in the Iraq war, and regularly talked to his late mother, who would always sign off by saying “No matter how lonely you feel and how far you are, always look at the Moon and know I am with you. I love you to the Moon and back” — a brilliantly heartwarming and fitting memorial. While Steve Jenks’ mother will be the first to be buried on the Moon, the remains of late astronomer Clyde Tombaugh was the first to leave the Solar System upon the New Horizons space probe. It most recently flew past Pluto, taking Tombaugh’s remains into deep space.