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Apparently, the ashes of James Doohan (Scotty in Star Trek) had been cushy on the ISS since 2008


#For fans of the saga #Star #Trek, #July 20, 2008 was a tragic date. #And indeed, that was the day when #James #Doohan, the one who embodied the character of the chief engineer #Montgomery #Scott, alias #Scotty, died of pneumonia at the age of 85.

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#But did you know that since 2008, part of the ashes of this legend have been on theISS ? #Thus, twelve years after illegally transporting #Doohan’s ashes there, #Richard #Garriott publicly revealed the facts in an interview with the #Times of #London, a famous #British daily.

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#For #James #Doohan, the space was truly fascinating. #In fact, one of his wishes was apparently to be able to board the ISS one day. #Reason why #Garriott brought these ashes there.

#And since the death of the one who played the role of #Scotty, his ashes have already circled the #Earth several times.

#Garriott and #Doohan’s family have kept the story a secret the entire time

#After the death of #James #Doohan, his relatives have repeatedly asked if they can send his ashes to the ISS. #Unfortunately, their requests were systematically refused. #This prompted #Richard #Garriott, one of the first individuals to be able to travel to the ISS, to transport illegally the ashes of #Doohan.

#According to #Garriott’s words, he managed to discreetly place a photo of the deceased and some of his ashes under the floor of the module #Columbus of the ISS. #And until today, #Richard #Garriott and #Doohan’s family have kept it a secret.

#But as #Garriott told the #Times of #London, since several years have already passed, this story can now be brought to light.

#James #Doohan and space, a bond that even death won’t affect

#As #Garriott clarified, it brought joy to #Doohan’s family. #Besides, his son, #Chris #Doohan, did not fail to publicly thank #Richard #Garriott, the man without whom one of the wishes of his late father could never have been realized.

#Besides, you surely don’t know it, but the ISS is not the only place that these famous ashes have visited. #In fact, in 2012, an urn that contained it circled our planet at least 70,000 times, aboard a rocket. #Falcon 9 de #SpaceX.

#And earlier, in 2008, ashes of #James #Doohan were also carried aboard a rocket. #Falcon 1. #Unfortunately, this time, #SpaceX’s rocket crashed, just moments after launch.








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