Best Alternative

So the SpaceX III rocket went tango-uniform.  On board, amongst many other things, were James “Scotty” Doohan’s ashes.

The flight was carrying a trio of small satellites belonging to NASA and the DoD. Perhaps less seriously, but probably more newsworthy, the ashes of over 200 people were also on board, including a pair of rather well known astronauts, one actual, one fictional. They were Gordon Cooper, one of the original Mercury 7, and “Scotty” himself, James Doohan.

You know, having your ashes scattered by an exploding space vehicle is a pretty good alternative to having your remains sit in orbit for a couple of hundred years.  I’m just sayin’.

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