Does your dog get exited about a trip in the car? Does your cat like the roam around the neighborhood? Does your rabbit refuse to come out from under the bed? Yes, your animal companions are natural explorers. When they have shuffled off this mortal coil, why not offer them the chance to explore the farthest reaches of space?
Celestis Pets, a company in Houston, Texas, wants to offer that opportunity. For years, this company has already sent human remains into orbit, including those of Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek. Now it plans to do the same for beloved animals. Getting Fluffy into Earth orbit costs $4,995. Going interstellar costs $12,500. How they manage that one is a mystery to me.