Skip to comments.Scotty's remains found after space trip
Posted on 05/21/2007 6:32:38 AM PDT by bedolido
They beamed him up and now, after a three-week search, they have found the rocket that had carried ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan briefly into space.
The remains of Doohan, whose Star Trek character Scotty inspired the television catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," were blasted off to the edge of space from New Mexico on April 29, two years after his death at the age of 85.
The payload also included ashes of astronaut Gordon Cooper, who first went into space in 1963, and another 200 people.
But the UP Aerospace Spaceloft XL rocket carrying the capsules with the ashes back to Earth got lost in rugged terrain and the search for it was hampered by bad weather.
"Now we can all say 'mission accomplished,'" New Mexico's Spaceport Authority executive director Rick Homans said.
The company which operates the rocket says the ashes were found in about the same place as they were expected.
Organisers say the rocket and the individual capsules containing the ashes are in good condition and will be mounted on plaques and returned to the families.
Canadian-born Doohan played the starship Enterprise's chief engineer, Montgomery Scott, in the original 1966-1969 Star Trek television series.
Safe and sound: Organisers say the ashes will be mounted on plaques and returned to the families.
Or Ebay. Whichever.
“...Scotty inspired the television catch phrase “Beam me up, Scotty,”...”
The quote “Beam me up, Scotty”, was NEVER used in Star Trek. That is a myth. There were many variations of it. Sounds good, though.
That might come back and bite them later.
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