A US-based company has now launched packages to send cremated remains of pets into space. Celestis, a private spaceflight company, which has been sending payloads on suborbital and orbital trips into space with the cremated remains of humans since mid-1990s has now expanded its service to include pets.

"Because your pet loved to explore," is the tagline of Celestis Pets, undoubtedly a unique pet memorial service provider.

"Honour your best friend with a journey to the stars on board the world's first pet memorial spaceflight service," it added.

To send a small portion of your pet's ashes into space comes at a cost, however. For Rs 60,000 you can choose the ‘Earth Rise’ package that will see your beloved pet's remains blasted on a suborbital trajectory, presumably in a sounding rocket.

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