Space Is Not Scotty's Final Frontier

8/4/2008 5:02 PM PDT
If James "Scotty" Doohan from "Star Trek" was alive today, he wouldn't be happy with what just happened to his ashes.

Doohan's ashes, along with 200 other people's remains, were supposed to be released into space on Saturday night by a rocket also carrying three satellites -- but the rocket never made it into orbit. It's currently in a bunch of pieces in a bunch of different places.

Real-life astronaut and original Mercury 7 crew member Gordon Cooper's ashes also were lost during the botched mission.