Events in North Brevard
Peregrine Mission One
Peregrine is Astrobotic’s lunar lander. Astrobotic was selected by NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to deliver up to 14 NASA payloads to the Moon on its Peregrine lunar lander in 2022. With this $79.5 million CLPS award, Astrobotic has now signed 16 customers for lunar delivery on its first mission in addition to the NASA payloads.
Celestis Enterprise Flight
Celestis is a company that launches cremated human remains into space.
On this mission, named “Enterprise Flight”, more than 150 flight capsules containing cremated remains (ashes), DNA samples, and messages of greetings from clients worldwide will be sent on a journey into interplanetary space.
The mission is named Enterprise in tribute to Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, as well as James “Scotty” Doohan, all of whose ashes are on this flight, aboard a rocket fittingly named Vulcan.
Other participants on this flight include the DNA of Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, “Mr. Scott” James Doohan, “Dr. McCoy” DeForest Kelley, VFX maestro Douglas Trumbull, “Lt. Uhura” Nichelle Nichols, and the DNA of her son, Kyle Johnson.