Singapore firm sets sights on launching memorial flights for space burial

Staff from Equatorial Space Industries working on its Low Altitude Demonstrator guided rocket. The tech start-up, together with space burial firm Empyrean Space, is also developing rockets for space memorial flights.
Staff from Equatorial Space Industries working on its Low Altitude Demonstrator guided rocket. The tech start-up, together with space burial firm Empyrean Space, is also developing rockets for space memorial flights.PHOTO: COURTESY OF EQUATORIAL SPACE INDUSTRIES

Families can sign up to send portion of their loved ones' cremated remains into space

Families here can soon send the cremated ashes of their loved ones on a memorial flight into space, if a venture by local company Empyrean Space gets off the ground.

It is believed to be the first in South-east Asia to offer space burial services.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 14, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore firm sets sights on launching memorial flights for space burial'. Print Edition | Subscribe