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His last wish was to be sent to space. Now his ashes will orbit Earth.

(CNN)Before 36-year-old James Eberling died in November 2016, he told his parents he had one final wish:He wanted his remains to be sent into space. Now Eberling's dream is about to be realized, as his and about 100 others' cremated remains are expected to be launched into space Monday in a memorial satellite by the company Elysium Space. The San Francisco-based company said families paid about $2,500 to have a sample of their loved ones' ashes placed aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.Traveling into space will be the remains of military veterans and aerospace enthusiasts, alongside those whose families were "looking to celebrate a loved one within the poetry of the starry sky," Elysium Space said in an emailed statement. James' ashes and t ...
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