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Did you hear about plans to to bring human remains to moon?

The orbital memorial company Celestis plans to launch its Luna 02 mission on a July 2021 NASA flight to a region of the Moon called — fittingly — Lacus Mortis, according to Space.com. On it will be human cremains and DNA samples — a futuristic to honor the dead as space travel becomes more common place.
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https://futurism.com/the-byte/upcoming-mission-fly-human-remains-moon

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No, I hadn't.
Personally, I think it a waste of money.
If people want to spend that kind of money on some space endeavor, it would be better spent on scientific research.
Once we have bases on the Moon and beyond, there will be plenty of opportunities to memorialize people on other planets and moons.
I suppose one good could come of this. It promotes the private space industry.
Potential profits can drive expansion. Like when everyone headed out west to find gold etc.

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