Approximately once a week, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launch a cosmic ray balloon to the stratosphere. Would you like a loved one to hitch a ride? We can scatter their ashes from our balloons, dispersing them at the edge of space.
Here's how it works: We place a small amount of your loved one's ashes into the balloon before we inflate it. As the balloon rises through the atmosphere, it expands to many times its original size, popping at the apex of the flight. When the balloon explodes, the ashes are scattered into the gossamer winds of the stratosphere with space in the background and Earth spinning below. Cameras attached to the payload capture the moment the ashes are released.
For this $799 level of service, we will not only scatter your loved one's ashes, but also help you create a Memorial Display consisting of a photo and small keepsake items. That display will be flown to the stratosphere along with the ashes. After the flight, you will receive a video showing the ashes being dispersed and the Memorial Display floating at the edge of space. We'll also send you a signed "Certificate of Scattering" stating the name of your loved one plus the altitude and geographical coordinates of the scattering.