Ashes to Moon
Ashes to Moon
Ashes to Moon
Ashes to Moon
Ashes to Moon
Ashes to Moon
LifeShip

Ashes to Moon

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SEND YOUR LOVED ONE’S ASHES TO THE MOON. The journey of their life will continue as a part of space exploration by going on a lunar lander and launching on a rocket.

  • PRESERVE THEIR MEMORY. A small amount of ashes gets preserved in synthetic amber and housed in a time capsule, which will rest forever on the surface of the Moon.

  • WATCH LIVE FOR LAUNCH. Receive a VIP invitation and gather your family and friends to live watch celebrations for the rocket launch and lunar landing. Your loved one’s voyage is commemorated with a personalized digital mission certificate.

  • INSPIRING AND SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE. Collecting and returning the ashes is easy with the kit and prepaid mailer. You can track the full journey as the ashes are processed at LifeShip's state-of-the-art lab, and as the space mission progresses.

  • YOUR LOVED ONE’S ASHES ARE SAFE. Know that the entire process from collection and mailing to the lab and on to the Moon is thoughtfully designed to be respectful and secure.

 

How does my DNA get to the Moon?

Your DNA gets preserved in a capsule and launched on a rocket. The capsule, made by our partners at Arch Mission, shares a commercial lunar lander along with other payloads and NASA missions. The rocket launches into orbit and then does a few laps around the Earth to gain altitude before slinging the lander into a lunar capture orbit. Once the lander lands on the Moon, it stays there forever. Holding the capsule and you on the Moon forever. 

The first mission launches on a ULA Vulcan rocket out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Boarding is closed and the launch is planned for late 2021. The lunar lander is the Astrobotic Peregrine lander made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

A next mission is in 2023 with Firefly's Blue Ghost lander. Additional missions are being planned for 2022 and 2023. Further details announced soon.

When does my DNA need to be back by?

LifeShip has a series of missions planned over the next few years. Your DNA will go on the next available mission from whenever it is returned. 

What else will my DNA get used for?

We won’t sequence your DNA, sell your DNA, share your DNA, or otherwise use your DNA. It’s safe. We take your privacy seriously. 

What about contaminating space bodies? Is this legal?

We care deeply about protecting space! Your DNA is an inert molecule and we store it in a sterilized capsule following standard space protocols. This mission is legal according to international space agreements. NASA recently updated Planetary Protection policies and cleared biological missions to anywhere on the Moon except the permanently shadowed icy regions.

How long will my DNA last? What about radiation?

The capsule has radiation shielding and contains thousands of copies of your DNA. It will degrade over time but even fragments can be pieced back together. Scientists have decoded Woolly Mammoth and Neanderthal DNA by reassembling tiny fragments using existing technology. We estimate it'll be recoverable for about 10,000 years. It may not be eternity, but it's a start.

How does my DNA get stored?

Your DNA gets extracted from your cells. It gets added along with DNA from other species and humans and gets preserved in a synthetic amber polymer. All DNA is stored together for miniaturization. Scientists can isolate and decode DNA from combined samples using existing technology.

How do I know it happened? What do I get to see?

You’ll get email updates showing the steps of the mission — from how the DNA is processed, to the final landing. You'll receive explorer updates and videos about the mission throughout the whole journey. You’ll see how the DNA gets processed and how it is stored. And the best part? You will get a VIP invite to watch the rocket launch and landing on a live stream. 🚀

What if the rocket blows up?

Space is hard and sadly, rockets do explode. If you don’t make it to the Moon on your scheduled mission, we promise you’ll go again on our next launch for free.

What could my DNA be used for?

None of us will know. This capsule is designed for the far future. Perhaps it will be found by a future civilization and used recreate Earth as it is today. Our descendants could carry your code to the stars to seed a new world. We just won’t know. However, we believe it is worth saving our genetic blueprints for the future.

Why go on the LifeShip?

You get to go on a space mission and send a piece of you where few have been. You save your family’s genes for the future and leave a forever legacy among the stars. You'll look at the Moon for the rest of your life with a new sense of wonder. Your loved ones get a connection to you through the Moon.

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04/27/2021
Sending my furry soulmate to rest forever on the moon

Communication from the company has been fantastic. I have suffered from losing things my entire life. The pressure of being handed ashes of a loved one is big. Being my kitty and living in an apartment, where does one keep him safe forever? The moon! Thank you LifeShip. Now I can always look up and remember my sweet baby Lando.

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Nicole R.
United States
03/10/2021
Ashes to the moon

Everything has been very simple and convenient. Ben has been quick to answer any questions I've been bugging him with. Thank you so much Ben and everyone behind life support for this unbelievable opportunity to immortalize my father in the heavens.

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Adam S.
United States United States
02/02/2021
Honoring a promise to a Father and Son

I'm so grateful to LifeShip for providing this service. I recently lost a good friend, and only three months later, his father also passed away. All of us are space enthusiasts, with dreams of travelling to the stars. To honor their wishes seemed like a lost cause until I found LifeShip. It was so easy to prepare the materials to send my frien and his father to the Moon. Now every time we look up, we will be blessed by knowing they are up there, forever in our hearts and forever in the skies.

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Chris T.
United States United States
01/28/2021
Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance!

This was so easy and so exciting for our family. I know Jim is excited too! Everything you need is sent in that box. We can't wait for the launch!

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Verna S.
United States United States
01/09/2021
lifetime opportunity

My experience with LifeShip was amazing given us the opportunity to preserve the future of humanity

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Madai R.
United States United States
09/30/2020
DNA and Ashes sent to the Moon

...Hi!...Fantastic Service and Response!...Unique Concept for a Final Trip with your Loved One....Ben was great to talk to...His quick responses were amazing!...The Follow up with the Trip is going to be exciting....Thank You for the Opportunity!....Dave Tabor

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David T.
United States United States