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Monday, April 30, 2007

Scotty's Ashes Went up Saturday

Last Saturday, April 28, 2007, James Doohan's (Scotty) ashes went up on UP Aerospace's launch from the New Mexico Spaceport. It was UP Aerospace and New Mexico's first launch from the new spaceport.

1 comment:

Roger Clandon said...

Interesting follow up on UP Aerospace's launch from Spaceport America on April 28: Seems that at the last minute, the new Spaceport Director, Rick Homans (formally the NM Secretary of Economic Development)got a little nervous about the launch and decided to move the aim point 5 miles to the west (because safety is number one). Jerry Larson, President of UP Aerospace, was against the move but was told to either move it or don't launch. As a result, the payload is now in the mountains west of the range and has yet to be recovered (almost two weeks later). The place where they think it came down is less than two miles from flat open land - Thanks a lot Rick. Next time just shut up and color and let technical people make the technical decisions, you moron! Yet another reason why we have to get spaceflight out of the hands of bureaucrats.