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Scotty's ashes from 'Star Trek' will be launched into space

The widow and manager of the Canadian actor James Doohan, who starred as the engine officer of the spaceship Enterprise, are in talks to send his remains into orbit around the Earth

The ashes of the TV actor James Doohan, better known as "Scotty" - the mechanical officer and chief engineer of the spaceship Enterprise in the series "Star Trek" - will be launched into space.
Doohan died on 20/7/2005 at the age of 85, at his home in Redmond, Washington. Standing next to him was Wendy, his wife of the past 31 years. The actor retired from public appearances last year, after announcing that he suffered from severe Alzheimer's disease. He starred in a long series of movies and TV series in his native Canada, but he got his big publicity in the mythological series "Star Trek".

Among other things, he was responsible for the crew's "launch" facility, and Captain Kirk's order: "beam me up, Scotty", became one of the hallmarks of the series. Duhan even took the famous quote for the title of the autobiography he published about his life.
Fans of the series also organized a "biography" of the fictional character on the website in his memory. Here are some excerpts for you: "Scotty was the chief engineer on the original Enterprise crew under the command of Captain James Kirk. Scotty's serial number in the space fleet was SE 19754.T. Scott's engineering career began in 2242 and he served on a total of 11 ships, including a brief stint on Asteroid cargo ships operating from the planet Denba, and he made the cargo fly several times.
In many episodes of the Star Trek series, Scott used his engineering skills to save the ship and its crew. Among other things, he suffered in one of the episodes from a disease that causes the acceleration of aging (in reality, by the way, he suffered from both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.). He was finally killed in 2267 by a wandering starship, but the crew of the stray ship brought Scott back to life.
In 2293 he retired and bought the ship of his dreams. Later that year, Scott was a guest of honor at the launch of the space shuttle Enterprise II. In this mission, Captain Kirk disappeared and some also believe that he was killed in the same attack (although apparently the producers of the series wanted to make him disappear and not kill him for sure so that they could possibly bring him back in future episodes.... AB) In the end, Scott retired in 2294 at the age of 72 after serving 52 years in the navy, but even in this he was successful, the ship that flew to the Norfin colony, Jenolan, crashed into a Dyson ball. Scott, the sole survivor of the crash survived 75 years by suspending himself inside the launcher beam. He was rescued in 2369 by the crew of the Enterprise D. Following the rescue, Scott took off in a spaceship lent to him by the commander of the Enterprise - Captain Picard. Scott never married but had a romantic relationship with his teammate Mira Romina, but these ended in 2269 when Romina was transferred to the Alpha teachers."
And back to reality. Following Doohan's last request, his manager and his widow started negotiations with a civilian space company, to launch Afro into the galaxy. Apparently, the remains and remains of the body of John Meredith Lucas, the screenwriter of the series, will be sent aboard the "Falcon 1" rocket, which will be launched in September from the US Air Force Base "Vandenberg" in California. The remains will be stored in a sealed aluminum container, which should float in orbit around the Earth for many years, before falling and burning up in the atmosphere.

It is important to note that this will not be the first case in which the ashes of one of the members of the series will be launched into space. The remains of the legendary series creator, Gene Roddenberry, were also sent into orbit around the Earth in '97, and remained there for over six years.

A site in memory of James Doohan

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