James Doohan Gets His Wish
James Doohan has now gone where no man he's always wanted to go. When the actor better known as Scotty on the popular TV series Star Trek died in 2005, it was his wish to have his ashes sent into space. Well, after an earlier attempt was made to launch them back in 2008 failed, that dream became a reality on Tuesday when his remains were successfully sent into orbit via SpaceX's unmanned Falcon 9 rocket. Doohan, however, wasn't the only "celeb" to take off from Cape Canaveral yesterday. Among the other 308 deceased individuals who had their ashes shot into the cosmos along with the USS Enterprise engineer was Gordon Cooper, who was one of the famous Mercury seven astronauts.
As for Doohan, we're just glad he's finally reached that, well, final frontier.