DNA of four former US presidents to travel to space
Remains of George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan will be aboard a spacecraft that will take off later this year
DNA of four former presidents of the United States will travel to outer space as part of a memorial flight that is about to be carried out by a private company dedicated to such trips.
Remains of George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan will be aboard a spacecraft that will take off later this year.
Houston-based commemorative spaceflight company Celestis, Inc.its historic Enterprise Flight which they call “humanity's first time capsule in deep space” will carry what they believe to be authenticated DNA of each of these former US leaders.
will send the DNA of these former presidents and other notable people in history as part of a project to create a human outpost in space
“The idea is to send the genetic information of four iconic American presidents George Washington, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, and Dwight D. Eisenhower into solar orbit, where they will form part of the first human outpost in deep space,” declared the company Celestis.
The DNA of the former presidents will be sent in the form of hair samples, from the Louis Mushro collection, together with the corresponding certificates of authenticity and which were donated to Celestis by an anonymous donor for inclusion in a deep space mission.
Celestis officials say Louis Mushro was a well-known celebrity hair collector and appraiser who built a worldwide reputation as an expert in the field before his death in 2014. The hair samples have been in a climate-controlled facility for several years. years in preparation for this mission.
Other famous people will also travel
The memorial voyage will also feature DNA samples from other notable people who will also be part of the first human outpost in deep space.
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and “Star Trek First Lady” Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the DNA of their son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, the DNA of Nichelle Nichols (“Lieutenant Uhura” ), the DNA of Nichols' son, Kyle Johnson, the DNA of “Dr. McCoy” DeForest Kelley, and the ashes of “Mr. James Doohan into deep space, serving as the final reunion of the series. former NASA astronaut Dr. Philip Chapman will make his second spaceflight, having flown aboard Celestis' Earth Rise Aurora Flight mission.