Actor James Doohan who played engineer Scotty in the original Star Trek series died in 2005, but his ashes has finally been sent into space. A California company launched a rocket carrying not only Scotty’s ashes but over 300 other peoples ashes as well. It is the first commercial spacecraft to ever go to the International Space Station. The spacecraft is taking supplies to the Space Station, and bringing cargo back to Earth.
If you would like to read more about this flight, I found an article in
James Doohan stared in a lot of different roles, he was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and he was very good with different accents even as a child. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery.
Other shows Scotty has appeared in:
- Scotty in a MacGyver’s episode
- Scotty in a Bonaza episode
- Scotty in Gunsmoke
- Scotty in Loaded Weapon
All of the above videos are on You Tube and are only a few minutes in length.
There has been three attempts to get Scotty’s ashes into outer space, they all failed. On one attempt his ashes were found on a hillside in New Mexico after the rocket exploded.
I found an article about this from 2008 in The Telegraph.
But finally his ashes are again on a spacecraft.
This time he has finally made it.