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Smuggling the ashes of Scotty Star Trek aboard the space station

Smuggling the ashes of Scotty Star Trek aboard the space station

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It’s not exactly where no man has gone before, but it is the closest thing to mankind. According to Deadline, videogame developer Richard Garyot reveal To Sunday Times That while traveling to the International Space Station in 2008, he claims to be Brought with him Ashes by actor James Dohan, better known in turn as Montgomery « Scotty » Scott, engineer Star TrekUSS Enterprise. Dohan passed away in 2005 at the age of 85.

According to Garryot, actor Chris Dohan’s son called him while preparing for a visit International Space Station Across Russia’s Soyuz TMA-13 ​​mission, to obtain self-funded 12-day residency, making him one of the first private citizens to do so. Garriott received the cremation, but claims there wasn’t enough time to put them into the formal process needed to bring the items on board the flight. Next, he hid several laminated pictures of Dohan, which contained some of his ashes, on board, and secretly slid one of the cards behind the cladding in the floor of the Columbus unit at the station.

« It was completely secret, » Garriot said Sunday. Times, That also posted a video of him with the card on the station. « His family was so happy that Ash made it there, but we were all disappointed that we haven’t talked about it publicly for so long. Now, enough time has passed that we can. » A second card was reportedly abandoned in space by Garriott, and the third card was returned to Chris Doohan. A separate sample of the actor’s ashes was fired on a SpaceX rocket in 2012.

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The late actor’s son said, « Richard said, ‘We have to keep this silence for a while,’ and here we are, 12 years later. » « What he did was touching – he meant a lot to me, a lot to my family, and it would mean a lot to my father. My father had three passions: space, science, and trains. He always wanted to go to space. »

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